18 December 2013 9:47 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The dramatic story of how Twitter came to be may be arriving on your small screen soon.

Lionsgate announced today that it has optioned the rights to Nick Bilton’s “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal.” Allison Shearmur will exec produce the TV project, with New York Times columnist and reporter Bilton serving as scribe and producer.

“Twitter has transformed almost every aspect of our lives from politics to business to friendship, and I can’t think of a more compelling story to adapt for television right now,” said Beggs.  “Nick’s book has all the elements of a great drama with its complex characters, high-stakes power struggles and betrayed friendships, and we’re extremely fortunate to have Alli Shearmur onboard as executive producer.”

Nonfiction book “Hatching Twitter” was released on Nov. 5 and has become a New York Times Best Seller. Twitter, however, won’t »


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