O'Brien aligning 'Stars' for NL
EmptyJane O'Brien has been tapped to adapt "In the Stars," a comedic novel written by Eileen Cook that JC Spink, Mason Novick and Chris Bender are producing for New Line.
The story follows a woman who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, poses as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a fake reading designed to break them up. When her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted, the woman finds herself caught up in rising stardom and needs to figure out where the answers to her own life questions lie.
Langley Perer is overseeing for Benderspink, while Merideth Finn shepherds for New Line.
Benderspink has "The Guy Not Taken" at DreamWorks and "Eighth Wonder" at Universal. The company is developing "Save the Date" as well as the sci-fi thriller "Y: The Last Man" for New Line.
O'Brien, who is talk show host Conan O'Brien's sister, has written for "The Simpsons" and was a producer on "Futurama." Featurewise, she wrote "Love Sucks," which Sam Weisman is producing and is attached to direct. She is repped by UTA.