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David Mirkin to adapt Richard Branson’s memoir

He will write, direct 'Losing My Virginity'

David Mirkin (“The Simpsons Movie”) has been tapped to write and direct the film adaptation of Richard Branson’s memoir “Losing My Virginity.”

Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider”), who acquired the rights from Branson, is producing through Junction Films.

Mirkin will also produce.

Branson has already been cooperating with interviews for the biopic. The autobiography, published in 1998 and updated in 2005, focuses on Branson’s rags-to-riches tale as an entrepreneur with roots in the music business, as well as his love for death-defying stunts, including riding across the Atlantic Ocean in hot-air balloons.

Branson’s fortune was estimated last year at $3.9 billion by Forbes. He recently launched Virgin Produced as a film and TV development, packaging and production company, along with a joint venture with Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media through its Rogue label to develop, produce and market films.

Mirkin co-wrote “The Simpsons Movie” and directed “Heartbreakers” and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” He’s been a writer-producer on TV’s “The Simpsons” for the past 17 years.

Rogue label to develop, produce and market films.Mirkin is represented by Gersh.

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