EXCLUSIVE: Mandate Pictures has optioned The Young, The Hot, And The Bothered, a script by Leah Rachel that is described as a coming-of-age comedy about the delusion, desperation, and absolute euphoria of first loves. Dan Jinks will produce and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will be executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Adam Kossack and Adam Shulman will co-produce. Jinks called the 25-year-old Rachel “the freshest and funniest writer I’ve come across in some time. Her script has the potential to become a touchstone movie for a generation.” Mandate’s Nicole Brown is supervising.
Rachel has been setting up projects left and right. Starf*cker, in the works at HBO with Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg exec producing, is about a group of female friends establishing careers and finding romance in Los Angeles. She’s also scripting BAMFS, a pilot for ABC that has Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz exec producing. Rachel’s adaptation of the book Here Lies Bridget at Galgos Entertainment just landed Kat Coiro as director. Rachel’s repped by WME and Anonymous Content.