MEG RYAN WILL DIRECT A LADY’S GUIDE TO SELLING OUT FOR NETFLIX
Meg Ryan will direct her second work (after Ithaca ) for Netflix: an adaptation of the novel A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out (in Italy.
La Signora degli Writers , ed. Garzanti). Sally Franson ‘s bookon Casey Pendergast, a woman struggling with a difficult career in the 21st century and an even more difficult question: who does she want to be?
A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out or is described as a cross between The Devil Wears Prada and Mad Men . The protagonist Casey, a graduate in literature, finds a job in a literary agency. Her best friend thinks she’s sold out, but Casey tells herself she’s just paying the bills and her love of champagne. When she falls in love with one of the authors, she can no longer ignore the human cost of her success.
Jenny Rachel Weiner is writing the script. A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out will be produced by Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff for Krasnoff / Foster Entertainment, and Kim Hodgert for Anonymous Content.
The synopsis of the novel
Casey is young and bright. She is good at her job, despite the fact that her director is an impossible woman, ready to reject any proposal and to scare anyone around her. So when she first entrusts her with a project to follow alone, she Casey she can’t say no. No one has ever dared to do this. And yet, what you are facing really seems like an impossible undertaking: to convince famous writers to act as testimonials for advertising. Convince them to step out of the golden world of literature, to expose themselves for something different from their work. Casey puts all her effort into it and starts meeting them, one after the other. You find yourself dealing with very particular characters: one always wants to be right; another hates all colleagues; there is the one who has never read a book; and the one who hasn’t written a single line of his novels; yet another does nothing without gain. With Ben Dickinson, on the other hand, Casey immediately gets in tune, even though he knows it’s about work and that he can’t let go. What’s more, she doesn’t have time to spend with him, because she has to follow the director’s directions, which lead her straight to the Los Angeles Fair: books everywhere and endless dinners talking about work. A dream for Casey. A dream that soon turns into a nightmare, because something unexpected threatens to frustrate all the efforts made until then. Casey is afraid that her fault is hers alone, but there are those who are ready to make her change her mind. Because you must always believe in your own abilities. You have to make your voice heard, even when you are not being heard. Cost what you cost.