Nellie Andreeva

Hot off directing summer boxoffice hit Bridesmades, Paul Feig has been tapped to helm HBO’s comedy pilot The Viagra Diaries, created by Sex and the City creator/executive producer Darren Star and starring Oscar winner Goldie Hawn. Based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker, Viagra Diaries centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. In addition to directing, Feig will executive produce the pilot along with Star; Hawn; Aaron Kaplan, who put the project together; husband-and-wife duo Alan and Wendy Riche and their son Peter, who originally eyed the book for a feature; Hawn’s managers Brian Medavoy and Alan Nevins; as well as David Knolloer. Feig started off in TV where he created cult favorite Freeks And Geeks and served as co-executive producer/director on another NBC series, The Office. He was pursued by several pilots before choosing Viagra Diaries.

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