How I Became a Famous Novelist: Flender to direct

Tue June 28, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Rodman Flender ("Conan O'Brien Can't Stop") and Amy Lippman (TV's "In Treatment") are teaming up to adapt "How I Became a Famous Novelist", a novel by Steve Hely.

  • The story follows a man who resolves to write a bestselling novel solely to upstage his ex-girlfriend at her wedding. Even though he has loaded in every cliche and a well-worn plot line, the novelist watches his book become a raging bestseller. It's such a phenomenon that it inflames the literary community, alienates his ex and causes him to rethink what makes good writing worthwhile.

Source: Deadline
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