Tina Brown Buys Charlotte Simmons For HBO

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLFE Tina (Photo: Getty Images) When delicious superstar editor, biographer, playwright, and online entrepreneuress Tina Brown made a deal with HBO to bring in projects, we wondered: Whatever would the divine Ms. B pitch? Now we know: Tom Wolfe's book from 2004, I Am Charlotte Simmons, winner of the London Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. It is now under option as a series, and they are already looking for a writer. (Never mind that a film option is already exercised, with a script already penned.) How we can't wait to see innocent young Charlotte (played by Superbad's Emma Stone!) lose her virginity. With Olivia Wilde as the capricious, libidinous roommate! It will be like Sex and the City but with much more frat rape.

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