'Lean In' Is Getting a Movie

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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In-lessons will soon be on hand at a theater near you. Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to Sandberg's zeitgeisty 2013 book, Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. reported. Nell Scovell, who helped Sandberg with the book, will write a script. Scovell's claim to fame, however, is creating the Sabrina, The Teenage Witch TV show, a fact which is driving the internet nuts

The book—which draws from Sandberg's and other's experiences to illuminate Sandberg's "lean in" philosophy for women—does not obviously lend itself to a movie. So Fleming reports that Scovell will "will hatch a narrative film from the themes contained within the book," rather than make it a biopic of Sandberg herself. In that way the final product might have something in common with other fictional movies that started from works of nonfiction like, say, Mean Girls, which was based on Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabes. 

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