HBO is in talks with a well-known film director for a project based on Susanna Moore’s book "The Big Girls," which is set at a maximum-security women’s prison, reports Deadline.com.
The director is Joel Schumacher, whose string of noteworthy film credits includes “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Flatliners,” “Batman Forever” and many others.
The project has tapped Adam Mazer, who won an Emmy last year for writing the HBO film "You Don’t Know Jack," to write the pilot based on the book. The novel is about a young psychiatrist who works in an upstate New York federal women’s prison.