I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
Essential Entertainment is financing a bigscreen version of Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons," with Liz Friedlander ("Take the Lead") attached to direct from John Watson's script. It's the first time Wolfe has allowed one of his novels to be optioned for a feature since "The Bonfire of the Vanities" in 1987. The author also optioned "A Man in Full" to NBC. "I Am Charlotte Simmons" centers on an Ivy League student who must undergo her first substantial disillusionment and betrayal after she lands in an unforgiving world. Trilogy Entertainment Group will produce in association with Syntax; Essential exec produces. Watson, Pen Densham and Neil Kaplan will produce, with Chris Law and Essential's Jere Hausfater exec producing.