ABC Family plans movie about lesbian teen in Miss.

Published 2:45 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A spokeswoman for ABC Family says the network has plans to develop a movie about Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teenager whose school prom was canceled after she asked to bring a same-sex date and wear a tuxedo.

Diane Morgan, the network’s vice president of media relations, says the project is in the early stages of development.

Morgan says McMillen’s story has been optioned by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Sony Pictures TV. Morgan says John Gray will write the script and is expected to direct.

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on McMillen’s behalf against the Itawamba County School District earlier this year over the canceled prom. McMillen received $35,000 as part of a settlement.