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Almodovar Gets Tied Up With TV

0424 ESPRESSO PedroOscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her, All About My Mother, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down) is working on an hour-long drama for American TV based on his breakout hit, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

According to Nellie Andreeva, Fox TV will develop the project and has hired Mimi Schmir to write the pilot. Almodovar and Schmir are the executive producers.

From Andreeva's story:

"Schmir, an Almodovar fan, already has mined the arena of women in midlife crisis in a novel she is writing based on her Hot Flashes blog.
The Women series 'will be a suburban drama about a group of women who have known each other for a long time, perhaps from college, who are in the middle of their lives and looking at the second half of their lives,' Schmir said."

The project is being developed with an eye toward the international market, the report said, so--we hope--it won't be as generic as it sounds.

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