Jessica Simpson's “Open Book” Memoir Is Getting Turned Into a TV Series
Jessica Simpson’s “Open Book” memoir is getting the TV treatment for a forthcoming scripted series. On Oct. 10, Amazon Freevee announced that it ordered a pilot of a half-hour show based on Simpson’s 2020 New York Times best-selling book, which chronicled everything from the mother of three’s first record deal to her body image issues and previous marriage to Nick Lachey.
Per details shared with POPSUGAR, the synopsis for Simpson’s adaptation – described as a “propulsive, music-soaked coming-of-age story” – reads as follows: “‘Open Book’ follows pop star Sadie Sparrow’s mid-20s rise from ingenue to mogul, introducing us to the family, friends, and lovers she collects along the way. Touching on themes of love, friendship, divorce, family and sisterhood, relationships, soul connections, Hollywood and the music business, ‘Open Book’ follows Sadie’s unexpected journey as she ultimately comes to embrace herself and the fact that her heart inevitably wants what it wants at every stage of life.”
Katelyn Tarver and “Full House” alum John Stamos are set to star in “Open Book” – the former as a young singer named Sadie Sparrow (based on Simpson) and the latter as an older musician named Butch who writes songs with Sadie until his connection with her becomes more than that. Simpson is onboard the adaptation as an executive producer along with Patrick Moran, Lauren Auslander, Lacy Lynch, PKM Productions, and Amazon Studios. Tom Kapinos is set to write the series and Adam Bernstein will direct.
“Open Book” the series is a result of Simpson’s multi-media rights deal with Amazon, which includes a series of short stories like “Movie Star: They Always Say They’re Single – A True Story” – set to release in February 2023.