September 27th, 2011
01:40 PM ET
Lee Daniels is famous for his film about the abuse an African-American girl in the Harlem projects suffers, but the “Precious” director is headed to a totally different world.
Daniels’ Hollywood-set “Valley of the Dolls” script has just been picked up by NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The TV script is based on Jacqueline Susann's 1966 best-seller, and the 1967 movie adaptation that starred Patty Duke and Sharon Tate.
The story’s beautiful actresses deal with a variety of issues, most notably addictions to the eponymous “dolls" - prescription drugs.
Oscar-nominated Daniels will write and direct the series, and will also serve as an executive producer.
There have been two other “Valley of the Dolls” TV adaptations: a 1981 miniseries, and a 1994 nighttime soap. Will you tune in for Daniels’ version?
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