Carol Burnett’s bestselling book “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story” is in the works as a film in Focus Features with Burnett, Tina Fey, Eric Gurian, and Steven Rogers produce.
Burnett will produce through her Mabel Cat Productions with Fey and Gurian under their production banner, Little Stranger, together with Rogers (“I, Tonya”). The sibling team of Ian and Eshom Nelms (“Small Town Crime”) is the approach of the scenario. Little Stranger’s Jeff Richmond will executive produce. Director and cast have yet to be confirmed.
The film follows the highs and lows of her life as a working mother, actress and producer — narrated by her relationship with her daughter Carrie Hamilton. Carrie overcame a public battle with drug addiction as a teen, but achieved sobriety as an adult before dying of cancer at the age of 38 in 2002. Burnett’s book was published in 2013.
Burnett is represented by Gersh, Media Four, and Ziffren Brittenham llp. Fey is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham llp. Rogers is represented by Gersh and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman lifelong learning programme. The Nelms brothers are represented by ICM, Ilene Feldman Management, LBI Entertainment and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman. Deadline Hollywood first reported in the news.