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James Patterson Sets First-Look Deal at Skydance TV

James Patterson is moving his TV deal. The author has signed an exclusive first-look pact with Skydance Television, under which he’ll adapt a number of books for the studio including Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Private and the upcoming Jane Smith and Holmes, Miss Marple and Poe. Patterson had been based at Entertainment One since […]

Sony Lands Dolly Parton-Starring Book Adaptation ‘Run, Rose, Run’ (Exclusive)

Sony Pictures is getting into the Dolly Parton business. The studio has landed Run, Rose, Run, the planned adaptation of the book from Parton and James Patterson that also has Parton set to star. Reese Witherspoon is attached to produce via her Hello Sunshine banner, which worked with the studio on the upcoming adaption of […]

Dolly Parton to Produce, Star in Adaptation of ‘Run, Rose, Run’ From Hello Sunshine

Dolly Parton, Reese Witherspoon and James Patterson are partnering for the feature film adaptation of Run, Rose, Run, the novel from Parton and Patterson. Parton is also set to star in the project from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing alongside Patterson and Parton, with Ashley Strumwasser executive producing. Run, Rose, Run, […]

‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’ Author Sophie Kinsella’s Novel ‘Remember Me?’ Getting Movie Treatment (Exclusive)

Remember Me?, a novel by author Sophie Kinsella, is set for a movie treatment. Just To Be Clear Productions is adapting the book from the Confessions of a Shopaholic writer, with Ellie Kanner attached to direct the edgy romantic comedy based on a screenplay by scribe Jenna Mirza Mattison. Just To Be Clear Productions CEO […]

Dolly Parton on Trusting Her Gut in Brand Deals: “I Don’t Want to Be in Business With a Bunch of Weirdos”

The Dolly Parton empire has a new entry. The country music legend and cultural icon has partnered with Duncan Hines on a new line of Southern-inspired treats. To talk up the collaboration, Parton, 76, spent some time with The Hollywood Reporter on Zoom to discuss her approach to brand deals, whether or not she follows […]