Grey's Anatomy Creator Shonda Rhimes Moves Back to Movies to Pen War Correspondents
Shonda Rhimes is keeping her plate full.
The showrunner behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal has signed on to pen the film War Correspondents for Sony's Columbia Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama, which will center on a number of female war correspondents, will be executive-produced by Rhimes' longtime producing partner Betsy Beers and Mark Gordon.
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"Shonda's unparalleled story sense — especially when it comes to stories about women forging their way in traditionally male professions — made this project irresistible," Columbia Pictures' president of production, Hannah Minghella, said in a statement to THR. "Shonda first explored the idea of a story about female war correspondents for television, but over the years, it's become a much bigger story and we're thrilled that she sees a way to do it on the big screen. She has a great take on the material and we have a consummate producer on board with Gordon and believe this will make a terrific feature film."
Before turning out hits like Grey's and Private Practice, Rhimes wrote film screenplays The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement and Crossroads. War Correspondents takes Rhimes back to familiar territory — one of the first TV pilots she wrote before she created Grey's Anatomy was about war correspondents but the project stalled when the Iraq War began.