EXCLUSIVE: David Mamet has stepped up to direct his scripted adaptation of Speed-The-Plow, Mamet’s scathing 1988 stage play about Hollywood. The set up: newly minted studio chief Bobby Gould, who is under pressure to deliver a hit. His longtime colleague Charlie Fox gifts him with one that will enable the studio chief to land a superstar who always works for the competition. This leads the men to Karen, an attractive temp secretary, and a bet on who’ll bed her. Turns out she is a lot smarter than they think and has an angle of her own that involves climbing the Hollywood ladder, and she is not above stepping on them to get a few rungs higher. The film is being produced by Emmett/Furla/Oasis’s Randall Emmett & George Furla, and Irwin Winkler of Winkler Films.