SKE Options Nonfiction Book ‘Busted’ for TV; Sarah Jessica Parker to Star

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“Devil Wears Prada” director David Frankel to direct pilot and executive produce limited series

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has optioned nonfiction book “Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” the police crime thriller written by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker.

It plans to develop the book as its first TV project along with Anonymous Content, who produced “True Detective,” into a limited one-hour series with Sarah Jessica Parker attached to star in one of the two main roles.

“Marley & Me” writer Don Roos will pen pilot. Additionally, “Devil Wears Prada” director David Frankel is attached to direct the pilot and executive produce.

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This will be Parker’s first return to a starring series role since HBO’s “Sex and the City” ended in 2004. She has appeared in a recurring guest role on the fourth season of Fox’s “Glee.”

“Busted” is based on Ruderman and Laker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative work which uncovered the largest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia’s history.

After producers cast the second role, the production companies will then shop the series to “select outlets/networks.”

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Parker is repped by CAA. Frankel is repped by Anonymous Content and WME. The book is repped by WME and Larry Weissman at Larry Weisman Literary. Roos is repped by UTA. The deals were negotiated by Nick Hanks for SKE and Dave Fierson for Anonymous Content.