"Office" Duo Have "Low Self-Esteem"

12/02/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

“Office” writers Brent Forrester and Mindy Kaling have sold their romantic comedy pitch “The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie” to Mandate Pictures, reports Variety.

According to Variety: "The story centers on a woman whose lack of self-worth has limited her choice in men to losers. Just as she is about to hit the bottom of the barrel, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is pursued by the hottest guy ever."

Kaling will play a supporting role in the film while John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith will produce. Nathan Kahane from Mandate Pictures is a big fan of Kaling and Forrester's writing talents and said that they are some of "the most comically endowed writers out there."

If you’re a fan of “The Office,” you already know that Kaling is a hilarious actress, but also an extremely talented writer. Her character Kelly Kapour routinely steals every scene she is in, and some of the episodes that Kaling has written have been some of the shows brightest moments.

Forrester has also shows his talents as a writer, having worked on “The Simpsons,” “Mr. Show” and “Undeclared.” He has also scripted some of the best episodes of “The Office,” including the Andy Bernard-heavy “The Merger” and the absolutely hilarious “Business Trip” from the fifth season.

Anytime anyone involved with “The Office” is involved with a project, it’s impossible not to catch my eye. The show is easily one of the best comedies on television, if not the best, and everyone involved with the show is talented.

Although sometimes when good sitcom writers transition to films the results aren’t always great, I have confidence that both Kaling and Forrester can deliver.

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