I'm delighted to report that rights to The Green Room have been purchased by an anonymous buyer for $6.8 million. The new owner has contracted with E. Peevie to continue to produce clever blog posts in her own inimitable style for the next two years, with an option to renew.
There are also plans in the works to develop a sitcom around the hilarious Peevie antics; and the casting team has already contacted representatives of Billy Bob Thornton, Valerie Bertinelli, Dylan "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" Sprouse, and Elle Fanning for lead roles in the family comedy.
The new management has been mute on the subject of who will be asked to play the role of A. Peevie. "It has to be someone who can capture his unique brilliance and lovable strangeness, without turning him into a caricature," a member of the casting team said. "There are not very many actors in that age range who have the kind of depth we're looking for."
As Green Room readers could predict, many of the story lines will have to do with poop, both human and butterfly. But the family comedy will take on other contemporary topics as well, including Little League, Jesus, public school education, and the new health care bill.
Even though the news of the acquisition just broke early this morning, already major players have indicated an interest in being involved in the project, including President Barack Obama, Kiefer Sutherland, and Vincent D'Onofrio.
"I have had my eye on this talented woman for awhile," D'Onofrio reportedly said. "I would jump at the chance to work on a project that had her name on it."