HBO turning An American Family into a fictional film
The first true reality series, An American Family, will become a fictional HBO film called Cinema Verite.
Gavin Polone is executive producing the film, which has not yet been cast but was written “by ‘The Omen’ writer David Seltzer, with writing-directing duo Shari Springer Berman and Bob Pulcini (‘American Splendor’) on board to direct,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition, Alan and Susan Raymond, the documentary filmmakers who followed the Loud family for the 1973 documentary series, will be consulting on the film along with 1973 Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-Sixties America author Andreas Killen.
Previously, the network adapted the documentary Grey Gardens into a fantastic film about the lives of the Beales, Big Edie and Little Edie.