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ABC is going back to familiar territory, adapting The Nanny Diaries and The Lincoln Lawyer.
As first reported by TV Guide, Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is working on a drama adaptation of the 2003 novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, while the network has ordered a script from Lionsgate to convert The Lincoln Lawyer in to a drama series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Lincoln Lawyer, based on the Lionsgate feature starring Matthew McConaughey, has grossed $58 million at the domestic box office, will be written by film scribes John Romano & Michael Connelly, who penned the novels. Gary Luchessi/Lakeshore Entertainment is attached to produce through Lionsgate.
Lincoln Lawyer is crime writer Connelly’s 16th novel and revolves around Los Angeles attorney Mickey Haller, the half-brother of Connelly’s famed detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, driving around the city in a Lincoln Town Car driven by a former client working off his legal fees.
Meanwhile, Sherman-Palladino is close to a script order from ABC Studios for Nanny Diaries. The book has already been adapted into a feature film starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. The 2007 feature grossed $26 million domestically.
In addition to The Gilmore Girls, Sherman-Palladino’s credits include The Return of Jezebel James, Veronica’s Closet and Roseanne.
Author Connelly has also appeared as himself in three episodes of ABC’s Castle.
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