According to a small article in Deadline New York this morning, the rights to Ree Drummond’s life story have been optioned by Columbia Pictures for a motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon. The Pioneer Woman (The Movie) is to be a romantic comedy that tells the tail about how Ree Drummond’s “tour on a roadtrip from Los Angeles to Chicago led her to Oklahoma, met the cowboy of her dreams and transformed from spoiled city girl to domestic ranch wife.” (Never mind the bit about how Ree Drummond is originally from Oklahoma, but whatever.) Apparently, the movie already has producers on board, and was part of a deal worked out for Drummond’s forthcoming book, Black Heels To Tractor Wheels (William Morrow, February 2011). The article claims that the film will “explore the fantasy of trading big city living for a wholesome simpler life,” which if experience has taught me anything, means I’m going to see another upsurge in hits to my website from “Ree Drummond Fake” google searches (yeah, don’t ask, because I cannot explain it, either).
P-Dub said she’d get back to me with the answers to some of my pestering questions about the deal after she got done “cutting down cedar trees all afternoon. You heard me.” LOL.