So here's some good news for Kaling fans: Variety reports that she and Office co-writer Brent Forrester are about to sign a deal to bring something called The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie to the big screen: "Story centers on a woman whose lack of self-worth has limited her choice in men to losers. Just as she is about to hit the bottom of the barrel, her life takes an unexpected turn when she is pursued by the hottest guy ever." And while casting hasn't begun yet, we are assured that Mindy K. will have an onscreen assignment as well. And that's just more good news.
The project will arrive courtesy of Mandate Pictures and John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd production company, two of the entities that brought us Juno. All I know is that whenever I hear of good sitcom writers moving over to features, I grit my teeth a little. The transition is not always a good one. And that's me being nice.