Anne Rice’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’: TV’s New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

September 10, 2014 - Fifty Shades of Grey

Claiming Sleeping Beauty Rachel Winter - P 2014

Has a tiny shade found a possess Fifty Shades of Grey?

Televisa USA (Lifetime’s Devious Maids) has acquired TV and digital rights to Anne Rice‘s best-selling book array The Sleeping Beauty, with skeleton to furnish a amorous BDSM trilogy as a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

First published in 1983-85 as The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release, a array is set in a Gothic anticipation world. The books core on a immature princess who, like Sleeping Beauty, is awakened from her prolonged nap — usually in a some-more provocative conform than in a fairytale.

The argumentative array — an subterraneous cult strike that has gained new life interjection to Fifty Shades is among a American Library Association’s list of 100 many frequently challenged books of a 1990s, and includes amorous and really minute sex scenes.

Oscar-nominated Dallas Buyers Club writer Rachel Winter, a longtime fan of a novels, approached Rice about building a book array for TV in 2012 and will executive furnish alongside Rice. Endemol North America CEO Charlie Corwin and former CAA suit design illuminated agent-turned-producer Jessica Matthews will also exec furnish alongside Televisa USA handling executive Paul Presburger and arch artistic officer Michael Garcia.

“I wrote this to be fun, in a faith that prevalence and acquiescence can be regretful and pleasant as good as erotic,” pronounced Rice, who remarkable in Feb that she’s prepping a fourth book in a series.

Added Garcia: “Now is a ideal impulse for this project. On a heels of such boundary-pushing adaptations as Fifty Shades and HBO’s Game of Thrones, a topics explored in this array are in a zeitgeist and we feel radio is finally prepared for them. We are now going out to writers and talent, and will put all a creative, prolongation and placement elements in place quickly.”

Should Sleeping Beauty go to series, it would be Rice’s initial scripted uncover after Showtime blending The Feast of All Saints as a miniseries in 2001. Her film credits embody Interview With a Vampire, Queen of a Damned and Exit to Eden.

For Televisa, Sleeping Beauty comes as a ensign is expanding a footprint on a TV side. The network also produces ABC Family’s Chasing Life and Lifetime’s Marc Cherry play Devious Maids.

The understanding was brokered by CAA and Christine Cuddy of Kleinberg Lange, Janklow  Nesbit, Jackoway Tyerman and Loeb Loeb. Rice is also repped by Janklow  Nesbit.

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