Warner Bros. Is Adapting “City Of Girls”
The creator of Master of Sex, Michelle Ashford, is set to adapt a movie based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s “City of Girls” for Warner Bros.
Before this gig, Ashford wrote and created the successful series of Master of Sex, where the narrative surrounded sex researchers William Masters and Virginia – starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. The series ran for four seasons, set in the 50s and 60s under the Showtime banner.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the plot as following:
“Set in the theater world of 1940s New York City, the book is described as a young woman’s exploration of love, sex, self-discovery and friendship against a backdrop of the world of dazzling artistes, glamorous showgirls and oversized theater personalities. Girls track 19-year-old Vivian Morris, who, having been kicked out of Vassar College, is sent by her parents to live in Manhattan with her aunt. The latter just happens to own a crumbling midtown playhouse, and it’s here she meets the people who will shape the rest of her life and where makes a mistake that will lead to a new understanding.”
Kroll, the producer of the film, spoke out about the adaption:
“I completely fell in love with Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls. She created an original, joyful and incredible world of daring characters so vividly painted that you genuinely feel the aspirations, thrill, and seduction of living in New York City in that era.[…].”
Sue Kroll is set to produce together with her Kroll & Co. Entertainment together with Michelle Ashford.