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Sarah Jessica Parker to star in show based on Daily News reporters

"Busted," the memoir from the Daily News' own Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman based on their experiences writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning series "Tainted Justice," has been optioned for a television series from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment with Sarah Jessica Parker attached to star.

Sarah Jessica Parker to star in show based on Daily News reporters

Sarah Jessica Parker, whose hit show went off the air 10 years ago, talks to fans and shoppers at Nordstrom in Seattle. She and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus III designed the shoe line.
Sarah Jessica Parker, whose hit show went off the air 10 years ago, talks to fans and shoppers at Nordstrom in Seattle. She and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus III designed the shoe line.

Busted, the memoir from the Daily News’ own Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman based on their experiences writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning series “Tainted Justice,” has been optioned for a television series from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment with Sarah Jessica Parker attached to star. The show will be co-produced by Anonymous Content, the company behind the much-buzzed about “True Detective.”

“We’re bonkers out of our minds with glee,” Ruderman said. 

This is Parker's first return to television since a stint on "Glee" and her first major role since "Sex and the City." Producer Carla Hacken had told the duo that SJP finished the book on a plane to the Caribbean with her kids and she cried at the end, adding that she simply had to be a part of this project.

David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) will direct the pilot, while Don Roos (who is used to working with Philly writers, he penned the film adaptation of “Marley & Me”) will write the pilot. The show will be a limited series. The project will be shopped to select outlets after the other role is cast.

The writing partners are also excited about the crew: Laker is a massive “True Detective” fan, while Ruderman said she can watch “The Devil Wears Prada” over and over again.

No word from Laker and Ruderman about whether the show will be filmed in Philadelphia. 

For more on the enteratinment inside baseball, check out Variety

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