Sheila Callaghan Writing I Dream of Jeannie

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After a number of false starts, the Los Angeles Times says that Columbia Pictures has hired “United States of Tara” writer Sheila Callaghan to pen a new draft of the screenplay for the feature I Dream of Jeannie, based on the 1960s series.

The newspaper says Callaghan is “best known as a downtown New York playwright, writing an acclaimed retelling of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ and a Reagan-era romantic drama set in Greece titled ‘Lascivious Something,’ among some other well-regarded work.”

They add that one of the hard things for the producers to do is to figure out how to update the series, which starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke.

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