middlesex tv series

Jeffrey Eugenides, the author of The Virgin Suicides, is about to have one of his other bestselling novels receive an adaptation — this time on the small screen. Eugenides’ coming-of-age novel meets immigrant drama Middlesex is being adapted into a TV series by Paramount Television Studios, with Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson set to helm.

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Scott Rudin is bouncing back from his disappointment over HBO’s decision to pass on The Corrections by getting the gears turning on another project with some serious literary pedigree. Rudin has just tapped Superbad helmer Greg Mottola to pen an adaptation of The Marriage Plot, the acclaimed novel from Pulitzer-winning The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenides. Although the discussions at the moment are only about Mottola writing the film, his upcoming schedule suggests that he could possibly come on board to direct as well. More details after the jump.

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