Gwyneth Paltrow and Ryan Murphy Teaming Up on ‘Glee’-Type TV Show
Glee 2.0, featuring goop.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that One Hit Wonders was originally conceived as a film project with Sony, and that now Murphy “plans to take the pitch out to cable networks later this year, with Paltrow attached to executive produce and star.”
Murphy, who is also this week’s Hollywood Reporter cover star, explained further:
Paltrow will play a 40-year-old woman, who 15 years after recording a hit song is broke, exhausted and the victim of cat-fishing by her roommate. Her fate changes when she gets a call from a record label looking to form a super group: her and two other singers who each had a hit song in the 1990s. Though the label has ulterior motives, the group takes off and the trio becomes an inspiration to women everywhere.
It will also “feature original music and center on a theme of female empowerment.”
Like American Horror Story, One Hit Wonders is expected to be an anthology series and therefore Paltrow will only be appearing in the first season. Additionally, the first four seasons have already been mapped out.
“I love this idea that there is a second act,” says Murphy, who also insists that the TV show will be “much better” than the original film idea.
THR notes that Murphy got the rights for One Hit Wonders back from Sony after Amy Pascal’s scandalous post-hack exit. Murphy and Pascal worked on Eat Pray Love together, and the film concept was first buzzed about in 2012. Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz were set to star in the female super group alongside Paltrow, but neither are in talks for the TV version.