Becoming Nicole headed to small screen

Lionsgate and Silver Pictures Television have set a script deal titled “New People” at Freeform (formerly ABC Family) and award-winning feature film writer/director Don Roos (“The Opposite of Sex”) has come aboard to write and executive produce. The series is inspired by the acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt. Joel Silver and Rodney Ferrell will executive produce through Silver’s shingle and Lionsgate Television, where Silver has a first-look deal. Ferrell oversees the television division of Silver Pictures.

The series and novel are inspired by on the true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother and their ordinary family’s extraordinary journey to celebrate the uniqueness in all of us.

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The book was named one of the 10 best books of 2015 by news outlets including People and Men’s Journal magazines and earned critical praise from the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and Publishers Weekly.

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