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Lara Love Hardin's memoir The Neighbor From Hell & Other People I Have Been gets a TV adaptation

The book is expected to be turned into a comedy series.

Malavika Menon
Sep 09, 2021
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The Neighbor From Hell & Other People I Have Been, a Lara Love Hardin’s memoir, is set for a small screen adaptation after the rights were acquired by Scott Budnick’s One Community. The book is expected to be turned into a comedy series. The Neighbor From Hell & Other People I Have Been was sold to Eamon Dolan at Simon & Schuster in a major deal at an auction. The memoir revolves around Hardin’s journey from being an opiate addict with 32 felonies charged against her and to a shot-caller in jail to New York Times best-selling author and editor rubbing elbows with the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Oprah. The series will also focus on her experiences juggling life, work and motherhood post-incarceration.

One Community has invested in multiple projects such as Just Mercy which includes Micheal B Jordan, Aretha Franklin biopic Respect and Ben Affleck directed movie King Leopold’s Ghost and was founded by prison advocate Budnick. He also bankrolled movies such as Old School, Due Date and The Hangover in his role that steered Joker director Todd Phillip’s company.

Ameet Shukla who is the Head of Content for One Community told Deadline that Lara’s blend of humour and brutal honesty about her journey is quite irresistible. He also added that she is living proof of having to believe in second chances because after a lot of hardships she pounced back stronger and that they are beyond thrilled to be working with her and to capture her unique brand of wit and wisdom in the comedy series.

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