Ben Stiller to Adapt Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story for TV
Gary Shteyngart’s near-future comedy, Super Sad True Love Story, may be coming to a TV screen near you. Hollywood Reporter reports that the novel’s rights were picked up comedian Ben Stiller and independent studio Media Rights Capital, the latter of which produced House of Cards:
Super Sad True Love Story is a one-hour dramedy set in the near-future that explores the unlikely relationship between a bookish man stuck in a tech-obsessed society and a complex, materialistic young Korean-American woman. While navigating this romance he must also contend with mounting demands from his charismatic boss, who is himself being pressured by the domineering American government.
The script will be co-written by Stiller and Karl Gajdusek. There is no network attached, but apparently Media Rights Capital tends to start making their series before a network is on board. More info as it comes.