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Mandate Pictures Options Comedy Script 'The Young, the Hot, and the Bothered'

Leah Rachel wrote the original coming-of-age screenplay about first loves.

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Mandate Pictures has optioned the original comedy screenplay The Young, The Hot, And The Bothered, written by Leah Rachel. Dan Jinks (Milk, American Beauty) is producing.

The coming-of-age comedy concerns the heaven and heartbreak of first loves.

Mandate president Nathan Kahane (Young Adult, 50/50) is an executive producer, while Mandate exec Nicole Brown is overseeing for the company. Adam Kossack and Adam Shulman of Anonymous Content are co-producing.

Repped by WME and Anonymous Content, Rachel has Starf*cker set up at HBO with Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg producing, and BAMFS set up at ABC with Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz producing. On the film side, she is writing an adaptation of the book Here Lies Bridget for Preferred Content.