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Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce “Valley Of The Dolls” Adaptation For NBC

Lee Daniels To Write And Exec Produce "Valley Of The Dolls" Adaptation For NBC

Everything old is new again; and here’s another case in point. Back in the 1960 and 1970’s there maybe was no more popular a writer than Jacqueline Susann, and her book Valley of the Dolls, about the self destructive lives of three women working in show business; not only was it the biggest selling book of its time, but it was also one of the biggest hit movies of 1967.

Now Lee Daniels has made a deal with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entetainment to turn the book into a TV series, with Daniels set to write the pilot and executive produce the series.

The book was also the basis for a forgotten mini-series during the early 80’s. The new project will mark Daniels’ first foray into television.

He’s currently in post-production on his new feature film, The Paper Boy, which stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.

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