Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich Drama Coming to Television as Talkie

April 17, 2014


Zero Dark Thirty, Her, and American Hustle production company Annapurna Pictures is headed to television, where Megan Ellison can get herself some acclaim on a weekly basis. Ellison's company is reportedly working with Hung and The L Word writers Angela Robinson and Alex Kondracke on a scripted drama said to focus on "the Golden Age of Hollywood and the intersecting lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich." People pretending to be Cary Grant, John Wayne, John Gilbert, Mercedes de Acosta, Tallulah Bankhead, Alla Nazimova, and Barbara Stanwyck are also said to make appearances. The title of the series is Wasn't This Already a 1940s Merrie Melodies Short?

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