After conquering the world of broadcast television over the past decade, mega-producer Shonda Rhimes has decided to dip her toes back into writing feature films.
Rhimes is set to write the script for “War Correspondents,” a drama centered on a group of women working as war correspondents for Sony’s Columbia Pictures, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.”
The film was originally developed as a TV series even before Rhimes started “Grey’s Anatomy” but was put on hold when the Iraq War started.
“Shonda first explored the idea of a story about female war correspondents for television, but over the years, it’s become a much bigger story and we’re thrilled that she sees a way to do it on the big screen,” Columbia’s president of production said in a statement to “THR.”
Before creating hits like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and now “Scandal,” Rhimes got her start writing the screenplays for the much-maligned “Crossroads,” which starred Britney Spears, as well as “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement.”
“Grey’s” and “Scandal” will return this fall on ABC, and catch Shonda on Twitter @shondarhimes.