10 September 2008

Not even October and I'm sick of Avery already

Ex-Ranger Avery's story fashions a movie

BY STEVE ZIPAY | steve.zipay@newsday.com
September 10, 2008

Should have seen this coming ...

New Line Cinema is prepping a film based on former Ranger Sean Avery's experiences in the fashion world, including his stint as a summer intern at a fashion magazine, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Here's the gist of their item:

Avery, who considers himself something of a fashion jock, in May began a summer internship at Vogue, where he served as guest editor of MensVogue.com.

New Line, which is developing and will produce a big-screen account of his experiences in the fashion world and the relationships he made there, has hired ICM-repped Stan Chervin to write the screenplay. Contrafilms' Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, who were behind New Line's hit " Journey to the Center of the Earth," will produce.

"I think it's great to be into something that you care about," Avery said. "But I'm still an athlete who likes to beat the crap out of people."

Avery, also represented by ICM, was a member of the Rangers at the time of the internship; he's since signed with the Dallas Stars. Avery told The Hollywood Reporter he's always been a fashionista. "I was always trying to be the best-dressed kid in school," he said.

Avery said that though his experiences made for great storytelling, it was his friends who pushed him into Hollywood's stylish threads. Lauryn Flynn, a friend and director of celebrity services at Burberry, brought the idea to her brother, Beau. Lauryn Flynn will co-produce.

The movie will be a romantic comedy.

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