‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler Talks Importance of Writing Screenplay Herself

‘Sweetbitter’ Author Stephanie Danler Talks Importance of Writing Screenplay Herself

The television adaptation of Stephenie Danler’s Sweetbitter premiered on Starz almost a month ago.  While many books are adapted for the screen by professional screenwriters, some adaptations are written by the authors of the source materials. Such is the case with Danler, who has shared her experience making her novel into a story fit for the small screen.   Sweetbitter follows a young woman who moves to New York City in order to pursue a new life and ends up getting a job at one of the best restaurants in the city. The book is made up of short vignettes, which made …

Stephanie Danler’s ‘Sweetbitter’ Soars to Starz

Stephanie Danler’s ‘Sweetbitter’ Soars to Starz

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Stephanie Danler’s bestselling novel Sweetbitter will be adapted into a six half-hour episode series by Starz the network announced on Wednesday.   Sweetbitter follows the journey of 22 year-old Tess, a small-town girl who falls into a world of drugs, alcohol, friendships, and complete chaos when she moves to New York and gets a job at a renowned Manhattan restaurant.   The novel has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Elle wrote, “Danler… quickly draws you into the sparkling surfaces and the shadowy underbelly of the city… [Tess’s] insatiable hunger for tactile, sensual satisfaction dares you to tag along. The journey is high-minded and dirty, beastly …

Brad Pitt to Produce TV Adaptation of Hit Novel ‘Sweetbitter’

Brad Pitt to Produce TV Adaptation of Hit Novel ‘Sweetbitter’

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Big news for fans of Stephanie Danler’s novel ‘Sweetbitter!’ The best seller will hit screens next year, after a bidding war was fought by multiple networks. Starz will be developing the show, with Brad Pitt’s company Plan B producing.    Image Via of LitHub   Plan B is behind The OA and Moonlight among other hugely successful projects and Sweetbitter is sure to make a splash. The novel, which follows 22-year-old Tess, already has a huge following. Tess works a crazy job in a famous New York restaurant, and Sweetbitter explores the life of food, wine, and drugs into which she is thrust.    Image …