Sony Pictures buys movie rights for Sheryl Sandberg’s book

Posted Jan 25, 2014

Sony Pictures has bought the movie rights for the book “Lean In,” written by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. The film will be a narrative film from themes contained within the book. Sandberg is going to donate the project proceeds to the Lean In foundation.


Nell Scovell will be writing the script for the film. Scovell also helped Sandberg write the Lean In book, according to Mashable. The book was released in 2013 and is focuses on women in the workforce.

If the film is created, this would be Sony’s second Facebook-related project. Sony Pictures was also behind The Social Network, which is a movie about Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.