Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories has optioned Tina Brown's upcoming book, The Vanity Fair Diaries, for development as a limited series. Deadline reported that the book, "to be published next month by Holt, follows the British editor's rise and eight-year reign at the helm of Vanity Fair in the 1980s, when she arrived from London scarcely out of her 20s and was tasked with rescuing the struggling magazine and establish herself in a male-dominated industry. The book is based on Brown's detailed diaries from that era, which provide an in-depth perspective of the remarkable turnaround."
"Tina's singular voice immediately swept me up into the intoxicating, pulse-pounding energy of New York media culture in the '80s--the glittering social landscape, the thrill of creative rebirth and the relentless quest for success," said Papandrea, who executive produced HBO's Emmy-winning series Big Little Lies. "Her diaries form a riveting, at-times-prophetic portrait of the opulent decade that shaped our modern media, told through the eyes of a woman who entered this world as an outsider but nevertheless smashed through professional barriers left and right. I am overjoyed to be working with Tina and cannot wait to translate her legacy to the screen."
Brown said she "was obsessed with Big Little Lies and so admiring of all the ground it broke. Bruna is a producer of vision and dynamism with wonderful taste as all her past work has proved. When we met to talk about my book, she had me at hello."