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Sony acquires the rights for a ‘Lean In’ movie

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, the book penned by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, topped the bestseller charts last year. Now the nonfiction tome may appear on the big screen.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Lean In. The studio may adapt the book into a fictional story that touches on some of the key themes. Nell Scovell, creator of the Sabrina of the Teenage Witch television series, will take the lead in writing the script. No producers are set at this time.


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Lean In offers advice for women to overcome gender bias in the workplace. Sandberg speaks frankly about the ways that women are judged and paid less than their male counterparts.

Sony may be hoping to reproduce the success of 2010’s The Social Network. That film details Facebook’s early years and is based on the nonfiction book The Accidental Billionaires.

News of the deal was first reported by Deadline.

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Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 w... read more »

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