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Kathryn Hahn to Star in Adaption of Tom Perotta's Mrs. Fletcher


Nope. This isn’t a reboot of Murder She Wrote. I’ve just learned that the cable giant has a pilot order in the works for Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel Mrs. Fletcher. Kathryn Hahn is attached to star as a divorced mother who sends her son and only child off to college. Perrotta himself—it’s still hard to believe he wrote The Leftovers—wrote the Mrs. Fletcher adaptation himself and also executive produces along with directer Nicole Holofcener. 

Kathryn Hahn will star as Mrs. Fletcher


According to Deadline the comedy is a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on our most intimate relationships.

About the book:

New York Times bestseller!
From the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.
Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.
Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night.
Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.
Well, doesn’t that sound interesting! Hahn isn’t one of my favorites so for me it will all depend on execution. If it’s overly broad, too reliant of cheap jokes I won’t be interested. If it turns out to be what that last paragraph indicates, count me in.

4 comments:

  1. I’ve only read a little Perrotta, and this wasn’t one of them. I somehow expected the protagonist of this one to look much less young and hip than this woman, though.

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    1. The age thing could be my fault. I selected what I thought was a representative picture but the actress is 44. Hollywood 44 vs real people 44 though, if that makes a difference. The character is 46 which, having been there is closer to 50 than 40.

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  2. Hollywood 44 is definitely a far cry from real people 44! And naturally since this is a US film I should have expected the younger/sexier/hipper alternative.

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