James Frey, a lying liar who lies and author of the hit memoir Eat, Pray, Love, is back. Last week, Deadline reported that Oprah‘s ex-best friend sold a YA series, Endgame, to HarperCollins. On Monday, the film rights of said series were sold to FOX.
I imagine Frey’s pitch meeting went something like this:
Frey: “It’ll be like a sequel to The Hunger Games.”
Businessman: “That already has a sequel. Two, in fact.”
Frey: “Well then, this will be much easier, won’t it?”
Businessman: “Here is all of my money.”
Melville House’s Alex Shephard is on absolutely top form here. Very, very good.