*Guess what? In the very near future you’ll be able to go see a nasty movie in the privacy of your own local theater.
The big screen adaptation of erotic fiction writer Zane’s popular novel ‘Addicted,’ which follows the trials and tribulations of a successful sex-addicted African American businesswoman, is coming to the big screen.Oh goody.
So here’s the story:
For Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, and three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addiction to sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets, to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillment – and something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her ‘fatal attraction’ – as chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a woman’s mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriage and her life.
The novel is described as a psychological drama; and Lionsgate initially tapped Rosemary Rodriguez, primarily a director of “TV shows like ‘Law & Order: SVU” and “The Good Wife” to direct “Addicted” from a script adaptation initially done by Christina Welsh, but Rodriguez is no longer listed as director and unconfirmed reports say Billie Woodruff is now attached to the job. We also hear names like Nia Long and Tasha Smith being thrown around in the starring roles of ‘Reynard’ and her therapist respectively. We’ll see.
Things already seem to be a bit off track as production was scheduled to start this summer, but so far, no movement has been made on it. Zane is no stranger to screen adaptations of her work. Remember “Zane’s Sex Chronicles” on Cinemax?