Taylor Chukwu to Adapt Meena Harris’ Book ‘The Truth About Mrs. Claus’ for Amazon MGM Studios

The Truth About Mrs. Claus

Taylor Chukwu has been tapped to pen Amazon MGM Studios’ upcoming film, “The Truth About Mrs. Claus.” The film is an adaptation of Meena Harris’ book by the same name.

Set in the enchanting world of the North Pole, where every elf aspires to be part of Santa’s workshop, the narrative unveils a captivating secret—Mrs. Claus emerges as the true driving force behind Christmas. Narrated through the perspective of a spirited elf girl with dreams beyond the ordinary, the story embarks on a journey to unveil the mysteries surrounding the world’s most ingenious and clandestine entrepreneur.

Hillman Grad Productions and Phenomenal Media are set to produce the film, with Tori Sampson taking on the role of executive producer. Overseeing the project for Hillman Grad are Rishi Rajani, Rocio Melara, and Travis Ing.

The project is currently in the development phase.

Prior to her involvement in adapting “The Truth About Mrs. Claus,” Chukwu gained experience as a staff writer on Disney+’s series “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” based on the works of Trenton Lee Stewart, which successfully ran for two seasons.

Meena Harris, the founder and CEO of the Tony Award-winning consumer and media company Phenomenal, is a prolific author with four children’s books to her credit. Notably, her instant #1 New York Times bestseller, “Ambitious Girl,” has been followed by the recent release of “A Is for Ambitious.” Phenomenal’s notable productions include the Tribeca prize-winning feature “The Graduates,” helmed by writer-director Hannah Peterson. The company also co-produced the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “A Strange Loop,” recipient of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Musical, and the Olivier Award-winning Broadway revival of the classic play, “Death of a Salesman.”

Phenomenal is currently co-producing “My Son’s A Queer, (but What Can You Do?),” an Olivier Award-nominated play set to debut on Broadway this spring after successful runs in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Founded by Emmy-winning multi-hyphenate Lena Waithe and CEO Rishi Rajani, Hillman Grad aims to uplift underrepresented artists and their narratives. The company’s ongoing productions include the Emmy-nominated documentary “Being Mary Tyler Moore” and the 2023 Sundance prize-winners “A Thousand and One” and “Kokomo City.”

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