Maria Bello is set to star in the HBO drama series “Emergency Sex,” which is being written by Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and executive produced by Bello, Beaufoy and Russell Crowe.
The project is an adaptation of the book “Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth,” which is described as follows:
Published amidst great controversy in hardcover, Emergency Sex has literally shaken the foundations of the United Nations and made headlines around the world. Three idealists searching for meaning in the world’s toughest war zones; three people thrown together who bond for dear life. In a memoir so powerful and staggeringly well-written that it’s impossible to put down, Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait, and Andrew Thomson describe the UN Peacekeeping missions that challenged everything they believed in and changed them irrevocably.
As their stories interweave, taking them to wartorn hotspots, the three friends reveal a world that is a cacophony of dodged bullets, witnessed atrocities, primal desires, and exotic pleasures. Emergency Sex is lyrical, graphic, and devastatingly honest.