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A book based off a web series could soon make its mark on TV. Caitlin Doughty, who since 2011 has talked to her audience about death on her web series Ask A Mortician, is attached to a television project based off her memoir Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: and Other Lessons.
Doughty, who is a licensed mortician, uses her channel to answer viewer questions about life, death, and corpses. In 2014, she shared her story in literary form by publishing Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and the book jump-started her entertainment career. It became a New York Times bestseller, and Doughty will now serve as a consulting producer for its TV adaptation.
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- Sam Gutelle
Zac Efron let it pretty much all show on the Georgia set of the upcoming comedy "Dirty Grandpa" this week. The actor flashed not just his chiseled torso but was running around in a pair of very tight flesh colored undies that got a little 'crack happy' at points. He did have a stuffed toy covering his manhood though for the scene.
Check out Just Jared for over two dozen photos. Speaking of Efron, his next film due for release "We Are Your Friends," has locked in an August 28th release date.
Ghost in the Shell
Walt Disney Pictures has moved up the release of DreamWorks' 3D film adaptation of the Japanese manga "Ghost in the Shell" by two weeks and will now open March 31st 2017. Rupert Sanders helms the project which stars Scarlett Johansson and will now go up against Sony's untitled Smurfs animation film.
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- Garth Franklin
The New York Times bestselling memoir, published by W.W. Norton & Company, follows Doughty, a twentysomething mortician with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre who takes a job at a crematory, turning her morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, she argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and calls for better ways of dealing with death.
“Writing a memoir is such a private, personal experience that it’s intimidating to think of adapting it for television,” Doughty said, “But everyone involved, from Evan Dunsky, to Anonymous, to Paramount, has been so open, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are developing Caitlin Doughty’s bestselling memoir Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons From The Crematory as a pilot and potential series, with Nurse Jackie co-creator Evan Dunsky attached as writer and showrunner. Anonymous Content's Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Rosalie Swedlin and Alex Goldstone will serve as executive producers, and Doughty will serve as a consulting producer. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes takes a behind-the-scenes look at… »
4 items from 2015
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