|Born||1981 (age 35–36)
Westport, Connecticut, United States
|Notable works||Sleeping with Other People (2015)|
|Spouse||Rebecca Henderson (m. 2016)|
Leslye Headland (born 1981) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. She is best known for the play and 2012 film Bachelorette. Her 2012 play Assistance was sold to NBC as a television series to star Krysten Ritter.
Background and education
For four years after college graduation, Headland worked as assistant for film producer Harvey Weinstein. As playwright, she is best known for her Seven Deadly Sins cycle: The series includes Cinephillia (lust), Bachelorette (gluttony), Assistance (greed), Surfer Girl (sloth), Reverb (wrath), and The Accidental Blonde (envy). The seventh remains unannounced. Headland wrote and directed the 2012 film version of Bachelorette. Dramatists Play Service plans to publish Assistance in late 2013.
In 2012, the film version of Headland's play Bachelorette premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Headland directed from her own script; the film co-starred Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher as three troubled women who reunite for the wedding of a friend (played by Rebel Wilson) who was ridiculed in high school.
Assistance premiered in 2008 and was staged in 2012 at the New York theatre space Playwrights Horizons. Television rights were acquired by NBC, to be executive-produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay; Krysten Ritter, of the ABC series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is set to both star and executive produce.
About Last Night
Sleeping with Other People
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- Aubry D'Arminio, "Harvey Weinstein's former personal assistant writes tell-all play (sorta)," Entertainment Weekly, February 28, 2012.
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- Michael Gioia, "Krysten Ritter Will Star in NBC Adaptation of Leslye Headland's Assistance," Playbill, February 19, 2013.
- Soloski, Alexis. "Look Out! Playwright Leslye Headland Has Her Eye on You". New York Times.
- Lee, Ashley. "Leslye Headland Explores One-Night Stands' Lasting Impressions in New Play 'The Layover' (Q&A)". Hollywood Reporter.