WarnerMedia has announced one of the first original film productions it is planning for its upcoming streaming service, and they are not stuffing around it would seem.
The project is said to be a young adult comedy, based on Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan’s novel “Unpregnant,” about a 17-year old Missouri teen who heads off on a road trip with a friend to seek out a legal abortion.
Her pregnancy to her loser boyfriend threatens to end her Ivy League college dreams and she is not remotely ready to be a mother but her home state requires minors get parental consent for an abortion and they won’t give her permission.
As a result, she needs to travel 900 miles to New Mexico and turns to her cynical ex-best friend Bailey to drive her there. Everything that can go wrong on the road trip does and plays out with what is said to be a John Hughes vibe.
The premise is incredibly timely as Missouri has just voted to become the first state without an abortion clinic since the Roe v. Wade verdict.
Picturestart will finance the project which Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will produce, while Rachel Lee Goldenberg (“Valley Girl,” “The Mindy Project”) is onboard to direct the film.