Carol Burnett’s memoir Carrie & Me heads to the big screen
In her 2014 book, the legendary comedian looking back at her life as a working mother, actress and producer through the lens of her relationship with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton. Unfortunately, Hamilton died of pneumonia at age 38 in 2002.
Tina Fey (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Eric Gurian will produce through their Little Stranger production banner, along with I, Tonya producer Steven Rogers. Burnett also will produce through her Mabel Cat Productions along with Fey, Gurian and Rogers. Jeff Richmond will serve as executive producer.
The screenplay comes from brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms, though no director or cast has been named at this time.
Burnett has been keeping in the public eye, as last year saw the launch of A Little Help with Carol Burnett, where she was joined by a group of the most honest and unfiltered people in the world – a gaggle of straight talking, entertaining 5 to 9-year-old kids. These very opinionated “experts” weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults. The show was also co-hosted by comedian Russell Peters.