Bethenny Frankel’s fiction-writing debut, “Skinnydipping,” won’t be released till May 1, but Frankel has already been approached about turning it into a movie or TV series. And she’s got her eye on one starlet in particular to play main character Faith Brightstone.
She also says “Glee” actress Lea Michele would be an option for the project, which she feels should be a film first with the option of a television series later.
Here’s the description of “Skinnydipping,” part of the Skinnygirl entrepreneur and “Bethenny Ever After” star’s three-book fiction deal, from Simon & Schuster:
“Faith is an aspiring actress just out of college, who moves to L.A. determined to have it all — a job on the most popular TV show, a beach house in Malibu, and a gorgeous producer boyfriend. But when reality hits, she finds herself with a gig as a glorified servant, a role that has more to do with T&A than acting, and a dead-end relationship. Finally, Faith decides she’s had enough of La La Land and moves back to New York with just a suitcase and her dog, Muffin.
Five years later, Faith has finally found her groove as an entrepreneur and manages to land a spot on a new reality TV show hosted by her idol — the legendary businesswoman and domestic goddess Sybil Hunter. Diving into the bizarre world of reality TV, Faith’s loud mouth and tell-it-like-it-is style immediately get her in trouble with her fellow contestants — the delusional socialite; the boozy lifestyle coach; the moody headband designer; and her closest friend, the ambitious housewife who eventually betrays her. Even Sybil is not what she appears. As the show comes to a dramatic close, Faith discovers that the man of her dreams may have just walked into her life. Will she choose fame or love? Or can she have it all?”
Sound familiar? Frankel, of course, appeared on Martha Stewart’s version of “The Apprentice” before joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York,” where she eventually had a falling out with close friend and fellow Housewife Jill Zarin. Oh, and Frankel has a dog named Cookie.
Will you read her book? Do you think Kunis or Michele would be a better choice to play Faith?