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Clara Bow Biopic in the Works — Which Modern-Day It Girl Will Star?

Bow's time in the limelight was brief but influential.

The term “It Girl” first came widespread usage courtesy of Clara Bow, whose starring role in 1927’s “It” made the actress a worldwide star. Many have followed in her wake, and one way of determining Hollywood’s current It Girl will be seeing who’s tapped to play Bow in the just-announced biopic based on David Stenn’s biography “Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild.” As first reported by Variety, Silver Bullet Entertainment has acquired the rights to Stenn’s book and is developing a film based on it.

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“The Clara Bow story is one of the most intriguing stories in all of Hollywood,” said Silver Bullet’s David Silver. “She was an amazing actress and overcame countless obstacles in her rise to stardom. We have wanted to do this project for a long time.” Stenn will adapt his own book in writing the script, with Silver co-producing alongside MJW Media’s Mike Witherill (“John Wick,” “Drinking Buddies”).

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Bow was one of the talented, lucky performers who successfully transitioned from the silent era to talkies; her time in the limelight as an international sex symbol was brief, however, as she retired at age 26 after marrying Rex Bell.

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