“Fight Club” producer Art Linson and director David Fincher are pumping iron again.
Their shingle, Indelible Pictures, has optioned Katie Arnoldi’s novel about female bodybuilding, “Chemical Pink,” for New Line.
Just out from Forge, the novel is based on Arnoldi’s own stint as a bodybuilder — she was the 1992 Southern California bodybuilding champ — and portrays the widespread use of steroids in the field. Arnoldi describes it as a “Pygmalion story” in which a Svengali seeks out female bodybuilders, “pumps them up with drugs and manipulates them.”
Fincher is not expected to helm the project but will produce with Linson. Arnoldi is writing the script — her first.
Unlike some projects at New Line whose fate remains uncertain under the new regime, “Chemical Pink” seems to have a muscular foot in the door.
Linson, Frank Gehry and Fiona Lewis threw a book party for Arnoldi March 10, and New Line production prexy Toby Emmerich was there. “He seemed excited about it,” said Arnoldi. “He asked, ‘When am I going to get the finished script?’ “