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Lionsgate buys right to turn Nick Bilton’s Hatching Twitter into a TV series

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Lionsgate Television Group has optioned rights to Nick Bilton’s New York Times best seller Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, the company announced today. Allison Shearmur is set executive producer and Bilton, a columnist and reporter for the New York Times, will write the screenplay and serve as producer, Lionsgate said in a press release. Hatching Twitter debuted at #5 on the Wall Street Journal’s Hardcover Business list. The book will be turned into a TV series, which will be much like Orange is the New Black.