Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey are working together on an HBO comedy project, which in and of itself seems a little curious. The writer of the often biting “Juno” and “Young Adult” teaming up with the queen of “live your best life”?
The subject matter, though, makes the project even curiouser. Cody will write and she and Winfrey will executive produce a pilot based on psychiatrist Julie Holland‘s upcoming book “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Holland, who’s also the author of “Weekends at Bellevue,” argues in the book that women increasingly tend to medicate their problems when dealing with them head-on is healthier. Cody’s script will presumably feature women struggling with that idea.
Winfrey’s company, Harpo Films, has a development deal at HBO. Cody, meanwhile, is also working on a drama project at FOX called “Prodigy.”