Carol Burnett Biopic Lands Author-Director Tara Miele, Shifting to Apple

Carol Burnett Biopic Lands Writer-Director Tara Miele, Moving to Apple

A movie concerning the lifetime of comedy icon Carol Burnett has discovered its writer-director.

The difference of Burnett’s bestselling memoir, “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story,” might be helmed by Tara Miele, whose characteristic “Wander Darkly” opens this Friday. Miele can even adapt the screenplay.

The film was introduced as a growth title at Focus Options in 2019, although insiders mentioned the undertaking is in negotiations to leap to Apple, the place it is going to be launched as an unique.

Burnett will produce with Tina Fey and Eric Gurian of Little Stranger, and Steven Rogers. Little Stranger’s Jeff Richmond can be on board to govt produce.

The e-book and subsequent movie will monitor the ups and downs of Burnett’s life as a working mother, star and producer, as seen by the lens of her shut relationship with daughter Carrie Hamilton. Grappling with a public dependancy battle as a teen, Hamilton lived as a sober grownup earlier than dying of most cancers at age of 38 in 2002.

Miele’s directing credit embody characteristic indies and episodic work on “Batwoman” and “Arrow.” Her 2016 quick “Meet a Muslim” went viral for highlighting the lives and values that Muslims share in widespread with the worldwide inhabitants.

“Wander Darkly,” starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, is a time-bending thriller with three lives at stake. The undertaking performed within the U.S. dramatic competitors at this yr’s Sundance Movie Pageant, the place it was nominated for a grand jury prize. The film might be out there in choose theaters and on demand on Dec. 11.

Miele is represented by WME and Linda Lichter, of Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler Feldman & Clark.

The pic joins a slew of upcoming originals from the tech big, together with “Emancipation,” from director Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith; the extremely wanted “Killers of the Flower Moon,” directed by Martin Scorsese, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; “Snow Blind,” a brand new characteristic movie, with Jake Gyllenhaal connected to star and Gustav Möller set to direct; and “Swan Song” a genre-bending film starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Glenn Shut.

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