Morgan Spurlock to Direct Sue Mengers Biopic
The 'Super Size Me' helmer has acquired the rights to Brian Kellow’s biography 'Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent.'
Superagent Sue Mengers helped to broker the deals for some of Hollywood's most memorable onscreen roles; now, she will be getting the feature film treatment herself.
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock's production company Warrior Poets has acquired the rights to Brian Kellow’s biography Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent. Spurlock will direct the film, which he will write with Warrior Poet COO Jeremy Chilnick.
Spurlock and Chilnick also will produce, along with Richard Arlook.
Mengers, known in equal parts for her bombastic personality and caftans, worked at CMA, ICM and WMA, with an expansive, rotating client list that included Cher, Brian De Palma, Michael Caine, Mike Nichols, Cybill Shepherd and Barbra Streisand.
She died in 2011 at the age of 81 after a series of strokes.
Mengers already has been portrayed on the stage by Bette Midler in John Logan's one-person Broadway show I'll Eat You Last.
Spurlock is best known for such documentaries as Super Size Me and One Direction: This Is Us and currently has a nonfiction show on CNN, Morgan Spurlock Inside Man. The Mengers biopic will be his first effort at directing a narrative feature.
Spurlock is repped by CAA, Arlook and Frankfurt Kurnit. ICM brokered the deal on behalf of Kellow.