Producers drive to ‘Car Wash’

Foster, Heppe snap up rights to novel

Inside-showbiz tale “Hollywood Car Wash” is headed for the bigscreen as David Foster (“Collateral Damage”) and Ryan Heppe have snapped up feature rights to Lori Culwell’s debut novel.

“Hollywood Car Wash,” winner of 2007’s Project Publish award, centers on the rise and fall of a fresh-faced actress who goes from small-town Michigan co-ed to Hollywood star overnight. Book was published by Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster, in May.

“It’s easy to forget that we work in a very unique and entertaining industry, and there’s a great deal of fun to be had in holding up a mirror to ourselves — especially if it’s a funhouse mirror,” Heppe told Daily Variety.

Stephan Cox and Michael Greco have penned the adaptation.

Foster and Heppe are also producing a bigscreen version of “T.J. Hooker” with series creator Rick Husky.

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