'Precious' director to tackle 'Valley of the Dolls'
September 27th, 2011
01:40 PM ET

'Precious' director to tackle 'Valley of the Dolls'

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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  1. Kate

    Oh man. This is really going to suck.

    November 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. andyrandy

    Barbara Parkins just has to be in it maybe as Helen Lawson! Its time for Barbara to be back on tv ND HER MANY FANS WOULD TUNE IN.

    September 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Keith

    @micky'88 you are a loser. Have respect. You are one sad a** loser. And if a woman need to check to see if your d*** is in her mouth. it only means there's not much d*** there to start.

    September 28, 2011 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. @FAKE~Beautiful Vixen

    What is your problem? You come on here and be a jerk. I didn't do anything to you. What makes you think I cried because you came on here and act like an azz? I'm I to answer someone and say i'm not a h0 like you would stop hating on me? I never did anything to you. If you feel better by saying mean things about me,then, that's your problem. Well, I would love to play your silly games but I'm off here for the night. Have fun trolling.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dale

    Mickey, I'll be your b!tch and let me suck ya!!

    September 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    Are they going to smoke crack (and Newports) and drink vodka laced Kool-Aid in this version?

    September 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anomic Office Drone

    Maybe I'll give it a look. I can't tell if movies are dying of if TV is growing up, but it's nice to see bigger talent coming to TV.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. anna

    I hope he isnt going to be putting that big fat woman in this show, that would really kill it before it even gets off the ground.

    September 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jillmarie

    I don't understand the posts about Stargate- but regarding Valley of The Dolls- I saw the original a few years ago and would like to hear more about this series. I might watch it. New TV shows are almost like the restaurant industry- it's very easy to fail, unfortunatley.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tracie

    Ok I do agree that this movie is most likely about backdoor action and putting things up in there. I like brown times and gooey chocolate in my mouth with milky sour soup from a pickle hole.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. timmie in kindergarten

    That is gonna be cool ! TILK is one of my favourite characters. He is a JAFFA and has a symbiote in his chest that helps him to be almost invulnerable ! Plus Justin Bieber will draw in the girl fans ! This is gonna be BIG !

    September 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Beautiful Vixen

    I guess it won't hurt to check it out and see. From what I read of the movie, it seems to be okay.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ellard

    I hope the production quality will be as good as TERRA NOVA.

    September 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Valley of the Trolls

    This will blow!

    September 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. N8 THE GR8

    Im really looking forward to this series. I heard it is going to be an exact remake of the Stargate show except in 3D. They are also using the original cast ! It is gonna rule !

    September 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Ebert

      My sources tell me that the cast will be a re-imagining of the Stargate players playing these characters, except the big black guy will now be portrayed by Justin Beiber and will be a 16 year old girl.

      September 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

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