OLD Media Moves

Financial journalism hits the big screen

March 12, 2008

Adam Hetrick of Playbill reports Wednesday that an upcoming movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic” will have a lead character employed as a business journalist.

Confessions of a ShopaholicHetrick wrote, “Tony Award winner John Lithgow and Oscar nominees Lynn Redgrave and Kristin Scott Thomas have joined the cast of the upcoming film ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic.’

“Based on Sophie Kinsella’s novel ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic,’ the film chronicles the life of a young college graduate who uses her job as a financial journalist in New York City to support her shopping addiction.

“The Hollywood Reporter states that Lithgow will portray the magazine’s publisher, with Thomas as an editor and Redgrave a publishing mogul. Also set for the cast are Leslie Bibb as a fashion staffer and Julie Hagerty as a business magazine assistant.

“The film stars the previously announced Isla Fisher as the ‘shopaholic,’ Krysten Ritter as her best friend and Journey’s End‘s Hugh Dancey as the editor of the magazine for which Fisher works.”

Read more here. Wonder what New York financial magazine will be imitated in the movie? Forbes? Fortune? BusinessWeek? Portfolio? Is Dancey really Andy Serwer?

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