Ryan is best for 'Awful' mini at HBO

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Meg Ryan is attached to star in "The Best Awful," an HBO miniseries adaptation of the Carrie Fisher novel. Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks and Richard LaGravenese have come aboard to produce the project along with Ryan and Fisher.

The book recounts the further adventures of the heroine from Fisher's best-selling, thinly veiled autobiographical novel "Postcards From the Edge": a bipolar, ex-actress, celebrity talk show host with a 6-year-old daughter, a gay ex-husband, an aging movie star mother and an unshakable will to survive. Her postdivorce trauma leads her back to the use of prescription drugs, a wild trip to Mexico with her tattoo artist and, ultimately, a rehab clinic.

Fisher, currently onstage at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in her one-woman show about her life titled "Wishful Drinking," is adapting her own book.

Cohen and Jinks, who were behind the Oscar-winning "American Beauty," are producing ABC's highly anticipated thriller "Traveler."

LaGravenese, who made his mark adapting books, is directing "P.S. I Love You," his adaptation of a Cecelia Ahern novel.

Ryan, who hasn't been seen onscreen since 2004's "Against the Ropes," is one of the stars of Jon Kasdan's ensemble movie "In the Land of Women." She recently wrapped production on the action comedy "Homeland Security."

Ryan is repped by CAA and Management 360.
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