DreamWorks has picked up the rights to the popular personal storytelling radio show, This American Life co-owned by host Ira Glass and Chicago Public Radio.
Glass, Julie Snyder and Alissa Shipp will develop and produce feature films based on the stories that air on the show, which has won the Peabody Award and many other honors since launching in 1995. The Hollywood Reporter notes each one-hour broadcast is centered on a theme with a collection of funny, emotional real-life stories drawn from everyday occurrences. It is these stories that have drawn in listeners as well as Hollywood.
No word on when the first show from This American Life will start production.