James Mangold Has Three Little Words

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James Mangold is attached to direct an adaptation of the memoir “Three Little Words,” which is among the first projects to come from Jami Gertz’s Lime Orchard Productions.

Cathy Konrad is onboard to produce “Words,” a 2008 memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter about her traumatic childhood in foster care, through Konrad and Mangold’s Tree Line Film along with Lime Orchard.

Mangold and Konrad brought the Rhodes-Courter memoir to Gertz shortly after she started her company. She and Lubliner fell for the book and optioned the film rights as one of their first bits of business.

“This is a real passion project for them,” Gertz said. “It’s a great way for me to learn how you get from A to B to Z on a film like this.”