Amazon MGM Studios has acquired the rights to adapt “Glossy,” about the beauty brand and its founder Emily Weiss, into a television series, Variety has confirmed.
Sources tell Variety that “Pet Sematary” director Lindsey Beer and her production company Lab Brew are attached to produce, with Alexandra Banks and Spencer Walken on board as executive producers. The production, which is currently in early development, is searching for a showrunner; Beer will not write the series, the sources shared.
“Glossy: Ambition, Beauty and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss’ Glossier,” written by journalist and author Marisa Meltzer, was released in early September by Simon & Schuster and became an instant New York Times bestseller.
Per the publisher’s official description, the roughly 300-page book “combines in-depth interviews with former Glossier employees, investors, and Weiss herself to bring you inside the walls of this fascinating and secretive company. From fundraising to product launches and unconventional hiring practices, Meltzer exposes the inner workings of Glossier’s culture, culminating in the story of Weiss herself.”
The description continues, “At the center of the story lies Emily Weiss, the elusive former Teen Vogue ‘superintern’ on the reality show ‘The Hills’ turned Into the Gloss beauty blogger who had the vision, guts, and searing ambition needed to launch Glossier. She cannily turned every experience, every meeting into an opportunity to fuel her own personal success. Together with her expensive, signature style and singular vision for the future of consumerism, she could not be stopped. Just how did a girl from suburban Connecticut with no real job experience work her way into the bathrooms and boudoirs of the most influential names in the world and build that access into a 1.9-billion-dollar business? Is she solely responsible for its success? And why, eight years later, at the height of Glossier mania, did she step down?”