2S taps Warfield to tailor 'Fashion'
Adapting novel for producers Swank, SmithSonja Warfield has been hired to adapt "Falling Out of Fashion," the debut novel of Karen Yampolsky, for producers Hilary Swank and Molly Smith of 2S Films. Swank and Smith launched 2S last month and signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment.
"Fashion" centers on a young woman who leaves a hippie commune in Georgia to become a magazine editor in New York. Allison Rayne will oversee the project for 2S.
Warfield, repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment, has written for the television shows "Will & Grace" and "Jake in Progress." She recently penned the ABC Family movie "Her Girl Friday," and she's developing a half-hour comedy with Neal Moritz for Sony TV.
Warfield also is working on a book titled "Big Fat Negro Get Your Lazy, Punk, Bitch Ass Off of My Couch," a helpful guide for women who need to "get rid of the loser in her life" that she already has pitched to New York publishers.
As part of its Alcon deal, 2S also is developing "You're Not You," Michelle Wildgen's first novel, about a dying woman and her young caregiver. Swank has not committed to starring in either 2S project. The two-time Oscar winner is filming the title role in "Amelia" (as in Earhart) for director Mira Nair and Fox Searchlight.