BREAKING: David Seidler, who won the Oscar for his The King’s Speech script, has signed with WME. Seidler famously waited 28 years for the Queen Mother to die after she asked him not to make a movie out of King George VI’s story because memories of WWII was too upsetting for her. He turned his work into a play, which is how the project got to director Tom Hooper. That play will be opening on March 27th at London’s West End Theatre. Seidler, who’d been at UTA, also wrote Games of 1940 and The Lady Who Went Too Far, both of which are out to directors. Seidler continues to be managed by Jeff Aghassi and represented in the UK by Greg Hunt.
WME Signs 'King's Speech' Scribe David Seidler
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