‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ Series From Chuck Lorre in the Works at Amazon

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‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ Series From Chuck Lorre in the Works at Amazon

Chuck Lorre is developing a limited series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire of the Vanities” at Amazon, TheWrap has learned.

The series is described as a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics and greed in 1980s New York City. In the novel, there were three main characters: bond trader Sherman McCoy, assistant district attorney Larry Kramer and journalist Peter Fallow.

The Tom Wolfe novel, “Bonfire of the Vanities,” was previously adapted into a feature film (pictured above) in 1990 starring Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith and Bruce Willis.

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Margaret Nagle, who is coming off of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” is writing the Amazon project, and will executive produce alongside Lorre. Mother Jones editor David Corn will serve as a consultant.

The new “Bonfire of the Vanities” comes from Amazon Studios and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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Lorre, best known for his CBS sitcoms such as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men,” recently branched out to partner with the burgeoning streaming networks, also selling pot comedy “Disjointed” to Netflix with Kathy Bates set to star.

Amazon, home of the Emmy-winning “Transparent,” recently debuted Woody Allen‘s first TV series, “Crisis in Six Acts,” and recently picked up a live-action reboot of “The Tick.”

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