The story of Anna Genovese, the second wife of the infamous crime boss Vito Genovese, who broke Cosa Nostra law when she wasted her husband’s illegal trade with her husband in divorce hearings, is being turned into a limited series for HBO.
The WarnerMedia network is under development Mob Queens with Ruth Wilson to star as Genovese. The series is written and performed by Lena Dunham and The thread and Boardwalk Empire author Dennis Lehane.
The series is based on Mob Queens podcast from Stitcher, created and hosted by Michael Seligman and Jessica Bendinger. It is the latest script series based on a sound series by people like Homecoming and Dr. Death.
Mob Queens will tell the story of Genovese, which also includes her as a fixture in the Village’s drag bar scene in the 1930s.
His dark materials star Wilson will also be producing via her Lady Lazarus along with her production partner Ryan Selzer. Dunham will write and perform produce, as well as direct, via her Good Thing Going shingle, which is under a first look deal with HBO, along with her production partner Michael P. Cohen. Lehane also produces with Emily Hildner, Michael Seligman and Jessica Bendinger. It is produced in collaboration with Stitcher and Animal Kingdom.
Dunham is represented by CAA, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman, Wilson is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Hamilton Hodell and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein, Lehane is represented by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Animal Kingdom are represented by Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo LLP, Michael Seligman is represented by Haven Entertainment and Jessica Bendinger is represented by lawyer Gail Fanaro .