Friday, December 01, 2006

Meg Ryan is Awful

Meg Ryan is attached to star in "The Best Awful," an HBO miniseries adaptation of the Carrie Fisher novel. Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks and Richard LaGravenese have come aboard to produce the project along with Ryan and Fisher. The book recounts the further adventures of the heroine from Fisher's best-selling, thinly veiled autobiographical novel "Postcards From the Edge," a bipolar, ex-actress, celebrity talk show host with a 6-year-old daughter, a gay ex-husband, an aging movie star mother and an unshakable will to survive. Her postdivorce trauma leads her back to the use of prescription drugs, a wild trip to Mexico with her tattoo artist and, ultimately, a rehab clinic. Fisher, currently onstage at the Geffen Playhouse in her one-woman show about her life titled "Wishful Drinking," is adapting her own book. Cohen and Jinks, who were behind the Oscar-winning "American Beauty," are producing ABC's highly anticipated thriller "Traveler." LaGravenese, who made his mark adapting books, is directing "P.S. I Love You," his adaptation of a Cecelia Ahern novel.

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