The WOW Files: William Friedkin To Direct HBO’s Mae West Biopic Starring Bette Midler

by • December 10, 2013 • Hollywoodland, Movies, Television, The WOW FilesComments (0)1697

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on TumblrFlattr the authorBuffer this pageShare on VKShare on YummlyPrint this page

Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, French Connection) is set to direct HBO’s upcoming biopic of Hollywood legend Mae West (1893-1980), and the one and only Bette Midler is starring in the lead role.  The film will be based on West’s own memoirs, Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It, which chronicle the icon’s rise from risqué Broadway plays like the controversial production SEX (1926) and Diamond Lil (1928), to her starring role in such films as I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong.  Friedkin is also executive producer, with actor/playwright Harvey Fierstein adapting the screenplay.


Source: The Playlist
Opt In Image
The freshest stories straight to your Inbox
By signing up you will also get exclusive updates on FEELguide offers, events, deals, tips, and all sorts of other goodies.
All things imaginative and inspired.

Comments are closed.