Netflix and Shondaland have nabbed the rights to the viral story about a woman who conned her way to a life of luxury.
Written by Jessica Pressler, the May 28 New York Magazine article chronicled the rise and fall of Anna Delvey, or Anna Sorokin. The Russian-born 27-year-old posed as a German heiress and scammed her way into expensive hotel stays, international trips and more. She is currently being held without bond on Riker’s Island.
Shonda Rhimes is attached to write the Netflix adaptation.
This will be Rhimes’ first project with Netflix since the prolific TV producer parted with ABC to partner with the streaming powerhouse.