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Rachel Brosnahan to Star in New Audible Original “The Miranda Obsession”

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Audible today announced it will release a new scripted Audible Original, The Miranda Obsession, a drama inspired by the true story of Hollywood enigma Miranda Grosvenor. The Miranda Obsession, the scripted series will be written by Jen Silverman (Tales of the City) and performed and executive produced by Rachel Brosnahan (Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and her banner, Scrap Paper Pictures. Brosnahan will be joined by a star-studded ensemble cast including Milo Ventimiglia, Josh Groban, John Benjamin Hickey, Harry Lloyd and Morgan Spector. This is the first project for Audible from the collaboration between VICE Studios and Wingate Media. This new title is currently in production and is slated to premiere on April 28, 2022.

The Audible Original will bring listeners into the dramatic world of the elusive Miranda and the powerful men who fell under her spell in the early 1980s, including Buck Henry (Hickey), Billy Joel (Groban), Brian McNally (Llyod), Richard Perry (Ventimiglia), Paul Schraeder (Spector), and more. The story follows along as the mysterious voice known as Miranda entices famous men to fall in love with her—all via the telephone. As the story unravels to expose conflicting motivations and comic deceit, listeners will come to discover who Miranda really is…

“I was completely captivated by the story of Miranda and her intimate relationships with some of Hollywood’s most powerful male players. Not only did she hold her own, but she curated a fantasy on the other end of the telephone and drew men into her design with words alone,” said Rachel Brosnahan. “I’m grateful to for the opportunity to collaborate with Audible, VICE Studios and Wingate Media to bring Miranda’s compelling story to listeners all over the world.”

“It’s not every day you come across a project like The Miranda Obsession, a fascinating story that is perfectly suited for audio,” commented Kate Navin, Head of Scripted Content, Audible. “We’re honored the brilliant and gifted Rachel Brosnahan brought her talents to Audible as she creates her own unique take on this unforgettable character.”

The Miranda Obsession is produced by VICE Studios, Wingate Media and Rachel Brosnahan’s Scrap Paper Pictures. Executive producers are Rachel Brosnahan, Shannon Gibson, Samantha Schlaifer and Olivia Wingate. It will join a series of best-in-class Audible Original audio projects including The Coldest Case from James Patterson, performed by Aaron Paul, Krysten Ritter and Nathalie Emmanuel, the #1 New York Times best-selling audio fiction The Sandman from Neil Gaiman, performed by James McAvoy, Kat Dennings and Michael Sheen, Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy, Letters from Camp, produced and performed by Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart’s best-selling Audible Original, The Decision: Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success, The Pursuit of Healthiness with Blake Griffin, and many more.

About VICE Studios VICE Studios is a global production and distribution division within VICE Media Group delivering premium original programming across documentary, scripted and film. With development and production teams in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, VICE Studios cuts through culture, delivering stories that are popular, human and spotlight the unexpected for audiences around the world. VICE Studios also houses VICE’s new licensing and distribution group, with a catalogue of over 1000 hours of programming created across the VICE Media Group, across a range of genres from documentary to lifestyle to Vice News.

VICE Studios upcoming original productions include Flee, World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance 2021, six-part documentary series Pride for FX and Moments Like This Never Last which premiered at DOCNYC. Launched in 2017, VICE Studios productions include Chris Smith's Emmy-nominated Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond and Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (Netflix); feature film The Report starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening (Amazon); Diego Osorno's 1994 (Netflix), Dark Side of the Ring (VICE TV), AKA Jane Roe (FX), and Satanic Verses (BBC).

About Wingate Media Olivia Wingate, President WINGATE MEDIA, grew up in London but has been based in New York for over 2 decades, first moving to New York to obtain her MBA from NYU. She has developed and produced numerous TV shows and specials including Maron (IFC) which ran for four seasons, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters (Tru TV). John Hodgman: Ragnarok (Netflix), Why Sh#t So Crazy - Reggie Watts (Comedy Central), Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (Netflix), Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn (Netflix) and Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special (Netflix). Most recently, Olivia produced the independent documentary feature It Started As a Joke which premiered at SXSW 2019 and will be available on Paramount+. Wingate currently has projects in development with FX, FXX, VIACOM, IMAGINE, 20th ANIMATION amongst many others, has a co-venture audio incubator with VICE STUDIOS and a co-venture in TV with AFROPUNK.

WINGATE MEDIA prioritizes underrepresented voices and perspectives, with all projects intended for a global audience.

About Scrap Paper Pictures Founded by Rachel Brosnahan, Scrap Paper Pictures is a production company that develops and produces film, television, theatre, and digital content across all genres. Scrap Paper Pictures centers and celebrates bold and dynamic artists both behind and in front of the camera and invites audiences to come together around character driven stories that expand the world we recognize on screen. Brosnahan holds a first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop television projects under the Scrap Paper Pictures banner. Most recently, Scrap Paper Pictures executive produced the all-female comedy special Yearly Departed, which was released in December 2020 on Prime Video. The 2nd season of Yearly Departed returns later this month. Brosnahan also produced the Amazon Original feature film, I'm Your Woman. Upcoming, Brosnahan is set to executive produce and star in The Switch, based on a novel of the same name, with Amblin Partners. Scrap Paper Pictures also has the comedy series Am I There Yet? in development with Amazon Studios.

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