Legally Blonde director brings Spygirl in from the cold
Out Legally Blonde director Robert Luketic is attached to shoot and executive-produce a gumshoe drama in development at the WB Network. The untitled project, based on Amy Gray's memoir Spygirl: True Adventures From My Life as a Private Eye, centers on a 20-something Ivy League graduate who quits her publishing job to join a small Manhattan PI agency and pursue her childhood dream of being a private investigator. Working with a gang of misfit colleagues, she discovers uncanny parallels between her investigations and her tumultuous love life. The network has committed to a pilot, which will be written by Dawson's Creek alumna Maggie Friedman.
"As a PI show, it's absolutely a procedural show, but at the same time, it's more about a young woman's investigations into human passions than about fingerprints or offshore accounts or paper trails," said Sarah Timberman, another executive producer. "It's about a 20-something woman given the opportunity to be a licensed voyeur in a sophisticated adult world at a point at which she's becoming an adult herself."
Gray's story first headed to TV in 2002 when Spy Girl, a drama pilot loosely based on her experience, was in contention at NBC. Australian native Luketic most recently directed the feature comedy Monster-in-Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, which is slated for release in May. He was last in theaters with Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!