Jessica Simpson's Memoir, "Open Book," Is Being Turned Into A Scripted TV Series
"I know that many of my struggles are universal."
The New York Times #1 bestseller included sensitive topics that might come as a surprise to fans, like turning to drugs and alcohol after being sexually abused by a family friend as a child...
As well as opening up about subjects that fans are more familiar with, like her marriage to ex-husband Nick Lachey, and what really went on behind the scenes of their reality TV show The Newlyweds.
Well, Jessica's personal revelations are now coming to an even bigger audience, because she signed a multimedia deal with Amazon Studios to bring her story to the small screen.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the deal includes two TV projects, one scripted and one unscripted, which will be based on Jessica's memoir.
The scripted series will explore Jessica's life after her divorce with Nick and her "journey to discovering herself." This will stream through IMDb TV, a subsidiary of Amazon.
As for the unscripted project, it will serve as a docuseries, debuting never-before-seen video footage of the singer and fashion designer.
The docuseries will feature a trove of previously unseen, personal video footage that Simpson recorded over the past decade and will track the ups and downs of her singing career, the start of her billion-dollar clothing business, and her journey to sobriety, among other subjects.