Ben Stiller is teaming up with Media Rights Capital for the television adaptation of Gary Shteyngart’s best-selling novel, “Super Sad True Love Story.”
The ‘Night at the Museum’ actor is set to work with Karl Gajdusek and Media Rights Capital for the small-screen project.
The offbeat 2010 novel, “Super Sad True Love Story,” is set in a near-future dystopian New York and centers on the relationship between a bookish man stuck in a tech-obsessed society and a complex, materialistic young Korean-American woman. While navigating this romance, he must also contend with mounting demands from his charismatic boss, who is himself being pressured by the domineering American government.
Executive producers Shteyngar and Karl Gajdusek are co-writing the TV adaptation, while Ben Stiller is on board to direct multiple episodes. MRC, the company behind Netflix’s “House of Cards”, is currently searching for actors before shopping the one-hour dramedy to networks.
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