Meet Frances McDormand, Producer
Frances McDormand has stepped into a producing role for two upcoming projects, one of which may see her in an acting capacity as well.
The first project is an HBO series adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Olive Kitteridge, an idea McDormand pitched before the novel won the Pulitzer last year, Deadline reports. The pilot script is being written by Jane Anderson, to allow McDormand to both produce and to play the lead role of seventh-grade math teacher Olive Kitteridge. The novel tells the stories of a small fishing town on the coast of Maine.
The second project is a film adaptation of Laura Lippman’s mystery novel Every Secret Thing, which McDormand will co-produce with Anthony Bregman.
All of this will take place after McDormand concludes shooting Transformers 3 and This Must Be The Place. She is also starring in the Broadway version of Good People, directed by Daniel Sullivan and opening March 3.
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