The writer of Erin Brockovich Susannah Grant is working on another biopic, this one in a more "inspirational" vein than the Soderbergh movie. It's about Lynn Shaw, America' High School Theater Teacher, who passed away in 2009. Among her pupils is the now-famous Jessica Simpson, who arranged a musical tribute to her beloved teacher.

As if that doesn't sound promising enough, the movie is being worked on by the duo that created "Smallville," Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. So perhaps the "inspirational" twist of this biopic will be that Lynn Shaw is blessed with some kind of superpower and is then killed during battle with a giant monster or something. Think about it, Ms. Grant. (via