Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'No Ordinary Time' will be adapted as a limited series

'No Ordinary Time' centers on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.

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    'No Ordinary Time' is by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Another of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s works is being adapted, but this one is for the small screen.

According to Deadline, Fox is developing a 10-hour limited series based on Goodwin’s work “No Ordinary Time,” which follows the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

One of the executive producers on the project is Hannah Pakula, whose husband, Alan Pakula, was slated to do a feature movie of the book before he died in 1998.

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“It was nearly two decades ago that Alan Pakula acquired the rights to No Ordinary Time, shortly after the book was published, and it was the last project he was working on before his untimely death,” Goodwin said in a statement. “He loved this project – this era, the people, the drama – as do I, and I am so glad that it will now be brought to life through his wife Hannah Pakula and this remarkable circle of talented people.”

According to Deadline, Stephen Frears is set to direct the series. Frears was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for his work on the 2006 movie “The Queen” as well as for his 1990 movie “The Grifters.” He is also behind the 2013 movie “Philomena,” which was nominated for Best Picture. 

“No Ordinary Time” was first published in 1995 and won the Pulitzer Prize in the History category. Goodwin’s book “Team of Rivals” was adapted into the 2012 Oscar-nominated movie “Lincoln.” 

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