Sony Was Interested in Adapting Grace Coddington's Memoir for a Film

According to Sony emails posted by Wikileaks.
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'Vogue' Creative Director Grace Coddington. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

'Vogue' Creative Director Grace Coddington. Photo: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Could the breakout star of "The September Issue" one day be the subject a film all about her? There is interest in a Grace Coddington biopic, based on a leaked email from Sony posted on Wikileaks. The subject line? "Grace."

The email was sent in December 2013 to former Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal by Adam North who, at the time, was a junior creative executive at the company (he's since advanced to creative executive, according to his LinkedIn). He was trying to set up a time for Coddington and Pascal to meet because, in his words, "I do think that this project with her is worth considering for the future."

He goes on to synopsize "Grace: A Memoir," which he had read over the weekend. "I think the world of the book — from running around London and Paris in the 60's and 70's to helping run Vogue in NYC now and her relationship with Anna Wintour — is totally enthralling and rife with opportunities for fun cinematic moments, great characters, etc.," he opines.

He felt that the film, if produced, would have to be more than just a play-by-play of her life, which the book very much is. "If purchased, those developing would have to mine both the book and Grace herself for more insight into why she made the decision to go shoot at the Hamptons with Bruce Weber instead of the many ways she could have done x or y cover of Vogue; where her inspiration comes from, etc., etc."

North also believed the memoir could "make an excellent TV show — there's so much detail, so many small stories (fashion shoots, her many boyfriends, etc.) that one film doesn't seem like enough time to spend with this character/world. But I've heard the Grace isn't yet keen on the television idea."

At the end of the email, North notes that Abi Morgan is "attached to adapt," which is impressive: The British writer and producer has a number of respected films under her belt, including 2011's "The Iron Lady" starring Meryl Streep, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA. Her next film, "Suffragette," starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Streep, is currently in production.

Needless to say, we would be 100 percent on board with a Coddington biopic or TV series. Sadly, nothing seems to have come of these discussions yet, though movies can take a very long time to get made. Reps for Sony, Vogue and Morgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Until then, it's time to play a game of: Who would play Coddington in a movie? Go.