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Ben Stiller to helm TV adaptation of Super Sad True Love Story for Showtime

01.26.2016

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It's been almost a year since it was first announced that Ben Stiller and writer Karl Gajdusek (OBLIVION, NOVEMBER MAN) were developing a television adaptation of the 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story, and now Variety is reporting that Showtime has picked up the project. In addition to writing the scripts, Gajdusek will also executive produce with Stiller and author Gary Shteyngart, while Stiller will make his scripted TV directorial debut with the series.

Book synopsis from Amazon:

In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?

Ben Stiller can be seen next on the big screen in ZOOLANDER 2, which is due out on February 12, 2016.

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Source: Variety

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