Stymied thus far in attempts to make TV shows out of The Joneses, Heathers, and Death Becomes Her, Bravo remains determined to make a series out of something in Andy Cohen’s movie collection, this time moving on to Rules Of Attraction. The show from writer-producer Roger Avary—who also wrote and directed the 2002 film of the same name—will be a similar “high-concept” adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel, unraveling a murder-mystery at a tony school for the young and exceedingly privileged, where they also learn all about the rules of attraction. (Those rules are outlined as follows: 1. Be a rich college kid with unlimited access to drugs, sociopathic tendencies, and no apparent academic commitments. 2. Smile!)
And further exploring its interest in tales of the wealthy gathering in large rooms, Bravo has also ordered Shanghai, about an American ex-pat fashion designer being wooed by an Asian billionaire, and Sweet Life, about affluent African-Americans who summer at Martha’s Vineyard. Neither of these are based on movies, however, so it remains to be seen how they could possibly work as TV shows.