'blonde' Scribes Eye Bard Update
Date: Friday, May 14 2004
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"Legally Blonde" scribes Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith are in discussions to rewrite the untitled Shakespeare makeover that is being developed as a starring vehicle for Amanda Bynes.
Set up at DreamWorks, the romantic comedy is being produced by the Donners' Co. and is described as a contemporary take on "Twelfth Night." The story centers on a girl who poses
as her missing twin brother for two weeks.
Bynes, who made her mark on Nickelodeon with "The Amanda Show" and "All That," toplines the WB Network's sophomore comedy "What I Like About You." On the big screen, she starred in "What a Girl Wants" and "Big Fat Liar."
Donners' president Ewan Jack Leslie, who wrote the first draft of the screenplay, will produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. Marc Haimes and Jeanne Allgood are overseeing for DreamWorks.
Leslie is repped by Alex Goldstone and Jeff Graup at Bondesen-Graup and attorney Joel McKuin at Colden, McKuin and Frankel. Bynes is repped by UTA and attorney Dave Feldman. Lutz and Smith are repped by Genesi