Remember when comedies about hookers were all the rage in the 80's? Movies like Night Shift, Doctor Detroit, and Risky Business just to name a few. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Warner Bros. has purchased the rights to the novel Shining City by Seth Greenland. The book is a satire that centers on a bland businessman who inherits a dry cleaning business from his brother only to discover the whole operation is a front for a prostitution ring. Instead of shutting down the business, the protagonist decides to keep the business going and instead of running a seedy brothel, turns it into a corporate empire -- so think 401k's and health insurance instead of pimp cups and chinchilla coats. Of course, there is also a rival madam out to ruin our hero's new business model.

Greenland is a screenwriter-turned-novelist, and was a writer for a couple of episodes of the comedy (and I use the term lightly) series Arli$$ and the Ed Lover and Doctor Dré buddy flick, Who's The Man? -- Not exactly the most stellar examples of his comedic skills but what are you going to do? Greenland has also started work adapting the Harlan Coben novel Deal Breaker; a mystery flick about a private detective turned sports agent. Since it is such early days for City, it is no surprise that there has yet to be a writer attached to the project -- but with 'R' rated comedies being a good bet for box office success, it shouldn't take long.
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