The Good Wife’s Jacqueline Hoyt writing Audrey Hepburn limited series
A little over two years after the project was first announced to be in development, the limited series biography of iconic EGOT winner Audrey Hepburn is gaining steam as The Good Wife writer/producer Jacqueline Hoyt has signed on to pen the project from Italy production company Wildside, according to Variety.
The series will be based on a story treatment from Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti, whose father was Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti and was married to Hepburn for 10 years starting in 1970, and Italian journalist and writer Luigi Spinola. The duo previously worked together to co-author the 2015 bestseller “Audrey at Home,” which combined anecdotes and excerpts from Hepburn’s correspondence with her recipes and unpublished family photographs to make a rare part-biography, part-cookbook.
“Luca and Luigi explored the singularity of Audrey’s real self,” Wildside wrote in a statement about the book. “The muse, the mother and the later humanitarian all closely relate to a girl that never stopped to be amazed by the gift of life.”
Audrey is being executive produced by Wildside CEO Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa with Ludovica Damiani, who first began developing the project, alongside Dotti and Spinola. Wildside is the Freemantle banner best-known for producing the Jude Law-led The Young Pope limited series and its 2020 follow-up, as well as the acclaimed drama My Brilliant Friend.
Hoyt, who is best known for working as a writer and producer on the original CSI, The Good Wife and HBO’s Peabody Award-winning The Leftovers, will next have her work seen in Barry Jenkins’ upcoming adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad at Amazon.
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