Netflix Will Turn Sophia Amoruso's '#Girlboss' into a Comedy Series
Who doesn't love a good rags to riches story? Sophia Amoruso went from shopping in dumpsters to founding one of the fastest growing retailers in the world. She detailed her life in the New York Times bestseller, #Girlboss, and now fans will get to see her rise to fame unfold on screen. Netflix has plans to turn Amoruso's book into a comedy series.
The streaming powerhouse is collaborating with Pitch Perfect franchise writer Kay Cannon and actress Charlize Theron to bring the project to life. Cannon will serve as lead executive producer on the series with Theron, Beth Kono, Laverne McKinnon, and Amoruso, according to Variety.
Inspired by true life events, the forthcoming #Girlboss series will explore how the 31-year-old California native went from dumpster diving, working dead-end jobs, and selling vintage clothes on eBay through her Nasty Gal Vintage start-up company to building a multi-million dollar fashion empire based out of Los Angeles by the age of 27. In 2008, Amoruso changed the name of her company to Nasty Gal.
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"A Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard for them," Amoruso told Elle.com. "So being a Girl Boss is really about being the boss of your own life.
Amoruso recently launched #Girlbossradio, where she interviews women who are making a difference and leaving their mark in creative, business, and cultural spaces. Her first guest was none other than Mad Max: Fury Road star and personal friend, Theron.
This will be the second project in development with Theron's Denver & Delilah Productions. They've teamed up to work on a crime drama called Mind Hunter with David Fincher. The company also inked a deal with NBCUniversal's plethora of networks including NBC, Bravo, USA, and Amazon.
"You don't have to be the boss of anyone else to be a Girl Boss," Amoruso told Elle.com. "So it's about keeping personal responsibility for your future, being comfortable taking risks, and understanding that failure is the byproduct of your own invention."
Netflix has major plans for original programming in 2016. In fact, the global streaming service invested $5 billion to fund the projects.