Working Title To Produce Film About Jimmy Choo Co-Founder Tamara Mellon


Tamara Mellon

The worlds of fashion and cinema are about to collide once more.

The U.K. based company Working Title has optioned ’s autobiography . The book recounts Mellon’s troubled childhood, her time working at Vogue, and her relationship with the Malaysian cobbler Choo, as she took his work and turned it into one of the most famous shoe brands of all time.

will write the screenplay, adapting the Mellon’s book, which is said to be The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City. According to , the story will begin when Mellon is let go at Vogue, follow her through her stint in rehab, and finally cover her eventual partnership with Jimmy Choo and founding of the company. All at once, Mellon dealt with suits trying to take over the company, an estrangement from her mother, and her father’s death.

In the year of The Devil Wears Prada’s tenth anniversary, this is an exciting project. It’s clear there’s a lot of potential in it, especially as an underdog story recounting Mellon’s experience being fired, checking into rehab, and eventually finding success, all thanks to her own hard work. Mellon has remained in the spotlight ever since, eventually going on to start her own brand, become the British prime minister’s trade envoy, and receive a special honor from the Queen.

Solon is known for her work as a writer for the Land series Hot in Cleveland.

Working Title is releasing Bridget Jones’s Baby this fall and currently working on Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.

Solon is repped by Gersh and .

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This news was first reported by Deadline.


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