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Lena Dunham Returns to Movies, Adapting Period Book

Lena Dunham Returns to Movies, Adapting Period Book

Lena Dunham is returning to films. Starting out on the usual path as an indie filmmaker with such SXSW breakouts as “Tiny Furniture,” Dunham took the HBO series route with “Girls,” executive produced by Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner. Her memoir “Not that Kind of Girl” is flying off shelves. At the New Yorker Festival this weekend, she announced that she will adapt for the big screen Karen Cushman’s 1994 coming-of-age novel “Catherine, Called Birdy,” which she’s been obsessed with since she was a kid, she told The New Yorker’s Ariel Levy.

The period story is about a 12-year-old who gets her period and is immediately deemed marriage material. “I’m going to adapt it and hopefully direct it,” Dunham said. “I just need to find someone who wants to fund a PG-13 Medieval movie.”

Dunham’s A Casual Romance production company partner Konner is developing the film with her, along with several other projects set in the past.  

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