‘Bruna Papandrea’s company, Made Up Stories (Big Little Lies), has optioned author Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? for TV ahead of its June 5 publication from St.Martin’s Press.
The novel is a sequel to I Don’t Know How She Does It, which was adapted for the big screen in 2011. The Sarah Jessica Parker comedy grossed $30 million.
How Hard Can It Be? picks up the story of Kate Reddy as she approaches her 50th birthday. Kate is now a Sandwich Woman dealing with all the challenges of midlife: teenagers sharing pictures of their intimate parts on social media, ageing parents taking a second pass at childhood, a marriage gone flat, not to mention menopause and memory loss.
Papandrea will exec produce alongside Made Up Stories’ Casey Havner, Jeanne Snow and Steve Hutensky.
Author Pearson is a columnist for the UK’s Daily Telegraph and has won many awards for her journalism. She was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It?.’