Monthly Archives: June 2014

Holy moly

Hot news from Hollywood today, and we’re part of it!

A blog item from our colleague columnist Molly Eichel sums it up nicely:

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“Busted,” the memoir from the Daily News’ own Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman based on their experiences writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning series “Tainted Justice,” has been optioned for a television series from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment with Sarah Jessica Parker attached to star. The show will be co-produced by Anonymous Content, the company behind the much-buzzed about “True Detective.”

“We’re bonkers out of our minds with glee,” Ruderman said.

This is Parker’s first return to television since a stint on “Glee” and her first major role since “Sex and the City.” Producer Carla Hacken had told the duo that SJP finished the book on a plane to the Caribbean with her kids and she cried at the end, adding that she simply had to be a part of this project.

 

Read Molly’s full blog report here.

Dave Davies stirs a little speculation on his blog at WHYY’s NewsWorks.org. Thanks, pal!

Read the report in Variety here.

Phillymag: “Busted Is a Philadelphia Classic”

imageThanks to Joel Mathis and Philadelphia magazine’s news & opinion blog for dubbing “Busted” a “Philadelphia classic” — then backing up the assertion with three convincing reasons.

Yo — what’s not to like about being put in the same league as Rocky Balboa.

Mathis  concludes:

“Busted deserves your attention not because you need to know more about cop corruption in Philadelphia — the details of which were amply reported in the original newspaper series — but because it’s such a great Philadelphia story. It deserves iconic status.”

Read all of Joel’s comments by clicking on the blog image.