Former New Yorker editor Tina Brown is executive producing a telefilm for HBO about the literary icon Norman Mailer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The untitled project will look at Mailer’s relationship with convicted killer Jack Abbott, who helped Mailer with "The Executioner’s Song," for which Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize.
Stephen Schiff, who wrote "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," will write the screenplay, the story notes. Brown is executive producing with Mailer’s son Michael Mailer and Lydia Pilcher.
Brown is a founder of the Norman Mailer Center and worked with Mailer during her time editing the New Yorker, the story notes.