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Sony buys film rights to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book, 'Lean In'

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If you liked The Social Network, there eventually be another Facebook-inspired movie to check out.

It's not specifically about Facebook, but it is inspired by the social media site's COO, Sheryl Sandberg. According to Deadline on Jan. 24, Sony Pictures, which also produced The Social Network, purchased the movie rights to Sandberg's 2013 book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

The book discusses gender differences and inequities in the workplace using Sandberg's personal stories, research, and advice for women in and seeking leadership positions.

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch creator and writer Nell Scovell, who also helped with the Lean In book, has been slated to pen the script. Rather than go with a straight adaptation of the book and Sandberg's life, Scovell will reportedly use the themes covered in the book to flesh out a narrative (sounds a bit like Mean Girls being based on Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabees). Scovell has writing credits with multiple other shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, NCIS, Charmed, and Warehouse 13.

No additional information such as production timeline or who will act as producer was released with the announcement. Sandberg plans to donate all of the proceeds she receives from the project to her foundation.

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