This Strange Thing Called Prom

Screenwriter Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) has a new gig. Variety reported that she'll be adapting a New York Times story into a feature film for Miramax:

The article tracked the experience of students who came from widely diverse backgrounds -- one served as a nomadic yak herder until age 12 -- as they got swept up in a prom ritual that was completely new to them. The students, from locales like Senegal, Venezuela, Tibet, Haiti, Poland and Gabon, had experiences that ranged from magical to miserable.

After the amazing wedding scene in Rachel Getting Married I'd watch anything she writes that involves some kind of partying.

[Hat tip Sergio]