Earlier this year, Elle magazine published an article about “fashion’s best-kept secret since ‘77.” Now, I’m guessing that the fashion industry has a LOT of well-kept secrets, but this story of a group of models and photographers who got snowed-in in a Chilean resort during a Neiman Marcus fur catalogue shoot is pretty insane. With a nonstop blizzard and broken hotel windows, a group of fashion industry pretty people who weren’t “used to compromise” and that one time Jerry Hall almost ended up being driven off a cliff before going on a date with a military colonel to try to woo him into getting them out of the country, it’s basically Alive, except everyone was disgustingly beautiful, and instead of cannibalism, they had to resort to sex, makeshift fashion shows, and a whole bunch of cocaine.
If you haven’t read the article in full, it’s a wild, sexy, weird ride. It’s also the kind of story that must have had studios fighting for the adaptation rights as soon as it was published. And it has the potential to be an awesome movie, but it could be told any number of ways, from any number of perspectives, with any kind of overall tone. Today, though, it was announced that Paul Feig would be producing the film under his company Feigoco Entertainment, along with Paramount. No word on who will be directing, but with Feig setting the tone, this is sure to be heavy on the absurdity, and heavy on awesome women.
Via The Wrap.