5:28pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
ABC to Adapt Wall Street Drama 'Equity' From Amy Pascal Into TV Show
ABC is planning to tackle Wall Street.
The network is adapting the 2016 financial thriller Equity starring Anna Gunn into a television series. ABC has handed out a script commitment plus penalty.
From The Strain producer Regina Corrado and ex-Sony head Amy Pascal, the drama hails from Sony TV’s TriStar Television.
Set in the world of cutthroat investment banking, the project, written by Corrado, centers on a Wall Street banker (played by Gunn in the film) who has to navigate a world of money and power where women still haven’t broken the glass ceiling.
Corrado will serve as an executive producer alongside Pascal Pictures’ Pascal, Rachel O’Connor, Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas.
The movie — directed and produced by an all-female team — first premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was well received. It was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics not long after its debut.
The film, which also starred James Purefoy, Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas, was touted as the first Wall Street drama to center on a female protagonist.