Monday, November 26, 2007

Ben Stiller buys up Gods Behaving Badly

Great news that Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour Films has snapped up the rights to Marie Phillips' debut novel Gods Behaving Badly to turn into a TV comedy series. London-based Phillips wrote a StrugglingAuthor blog about the writing of the book before it was sold - it's a tale of the Greek gods who have been living together in a house since the 1660s, still in control of the world but dangerously bored: Aphrodite, for example, now runs a telephone sex service. A dream come true for Phillips. This reminds of the time in the mid-'90s when Robert Redford phoned up Nicholas Evans in London to secure the film rights for The Horse Whisperer. Can't say I much liked the movie; perhaps Gods Behaving Badly will turn out better.

Marie writes an entertaining blog - click here.

6 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

.. I, for one would be enchanted by a creative/conceptional show, that didn't involve the genre "reality" in the format..enough!!..Ben Stiller has always remained a staple in my library, after the infamous hair gel scene (what a concept that was)...go for it!

Anonymous said...

The very mention of Stiller's name fills me with horror.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

...I will hold my tongue this time Anonymous..only because the Caribbean sun is the barometer for me presently.....!

Moon Mistress said...

Anon said:

"The very mention of Stiller's name fills me with horror."


I agree anon. Stiller annoys me no end, and I can't quite put my finger on why. Ah well, to each his own. :)

Anonymous said...

I know all about Marie Phillips but who is Ben Stiller ?

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

i assume than that you never heard of his show biz parents than ? Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller..I love a good silly laugh and loved "Zoolander"..nothing funnier than a man in drag that doesn't realize it..hmmmm, reminds me of another infamous Arcati contributer.