Thursday, July 23, 2009

Decent Exposure to become a Fox-Lifetime Movie

Author: Phillipa Ashley
ISBN: 0755334612
Published by Headline Little Black Dress
Release Date: October 2nd 2006

Phillipa Ashley announced today that the male lead has been chosen for the December 2009 release of the movie based on her 2006 book "Decent Exposure". The roll of "Will" is being played by the gorgeous Josh Hopkins who played in Private Practice—a Grey's Anatomy spin-off . He was also in Ally McBeal, The Perfect Storm and Cold Case and is currently in Cougartown.

Tony Award winner and Emmy nominee Kristin Chenoweth, of the Pushing Daisies fame, was previously announced as the lead heroine in the movie. Fox has changed the name of the book for the movie to "Twelve Men of Christmas". It will air as a Lifetime Original Movie set to premiere as part of the Network's annual "Fa La La La Lifetime" programming event in December 2009.

The network describes the movie story line as a romantic comedy that tells the story of a down-on-her-luck public relations executive who uses her media savvy to generate some sizzle in a small Montana town.

Original Book Description:
When a nice girl asks twelve men to get naked, is it decent exposure or indecent exploitation?
Emma Tremayne has left her high-powered PR job and moved to the Lake District. She was expecting to find some much-needed peace and quiet, not to end up cavorting on a hillside with a naked guy…

Emma thinks she’s being community-minded when she agrees to help the local mountain rescue team put together a ‘tasteful’ nude calendar in order to fundraise for their new headquarters. Unfortunately quite a lot of the community seems to mind what she’s up to. Including the extremely handsome Mr July, Will, who appears to have got completely the wrong impression about Emma’s intentions. So how does she convince him that he’s more than just Flavor of the Month…?

About the author from her website:
"I first started writing when I was four, when I sent in a joke to The Beano. After leaving school, I went on to read English Language and Literature at Oxford. Since then, I’ve worked in a vinegar brewery and in advertising, journalism and PR. I’ve also written non-fiction articles, including interviews with authors, actors and sportspeople such as Richard Armitage, Tim Henman, Nigel Havers, Ian Rankin, Sir John Mortimer and Brian Blessed. My first novel, Decent Exposure, a sexy romantic comedy set in the Lake District, was published in October 2006. Since then I’ve published two more books and number four - It Should Have Been Me - comes out in March 2009.

"I live in a Staffordshire village with my husband and daughter but I try to spend part of the year in the Lake District - walking, visiting literary locations and trying to track down the ultimate Lakeland pub and tea shop!"

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