Ben Stiller Teams With MRC For Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Series Adaptation
Actor Ben Stiller has taken up the role once again of executive producer and director for multiple episodes of Super Sad True Love Story, a hour long dramedy in the works at MRC based on the novel of the same name by author Gary Shteyngart.
The project which is currently in the process of casting has yet to been set up at a network. The project will be co-written and executive produced by it’s author Shteyngart and Last Resort co-creator Karl Gajdusek.
In a very near future, a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But don’t tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, proud author of what may well be the world’s last diary. Despite his job at an outfit called ‘Post-Human Services’, which attempts to provide immortality for its super-rich clientele, death is clearly stalking this cholesterol-rich morsel of a man. And why shouldn’t it? Lenny’s from a different century. He TOTALLY loves books (or ‘printed, bound media artifacts’ as they’re now known), even though most of his peers find them smelly and annoying. But even more than books, Lenny loves Eunice Park, an impossibly cute and impossibly cruel twenty-four-year-old Korean-American woman who just graduated from Elderbird College with a major in ‘Images’ and a minor in ‘Assertiveness’. When riots break out in New York’s Central Park, the city’s streets are lined with National Guard tanks and patient Chinese creditors look ready to foreclose on the whole mess, Lenny vows to convince his fickle new love that in a time without standards or stability, there is still value in being a real human being.