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Report: Lifetime turning 'Today' show drama into movie

Posted by Christopher Hughes  December 20, 2013 04:02 PM

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Lifetime is adapting Brian Stelter's tell-all book, "Top of the Morning," which details Ann Curry's short-lived stint as co-host of "Today," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stelter, a former columnist for The New York Times, created plenty of buzz when he released his morning show tome in April, detailing the alleged feud between Curry and Matt Lauer and the ratings wars between "Today" and "Good Morning America."

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The movie will be produced by Liz Gately and Tony DiSanto who have given us MTV's "Teen Wolf" and "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life."

“We're friends and colleagues with a lot of people involved in this world and our intention to sensationalize or slam anyone or place blame anywhere," DiSanto told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's more to tell a fair and illuminating story."

The producing duo is reportedly hoping their "Today" telepic can have the same success as HBO's 2012 film, "Game Change," which detailed Sarah Palin and John McCain's failed campaign in the 2008 presidential elections.

No casting decisions have been made yet, but we'd love to see Dermot Mulroney and "Smallville's" Kristin Kreuk tackle the respective roles of Lauer and Curry.

Who do you think she be cast as the "Today" show crew? Fill us in via the comments.

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