Jon Robin Baitz to Write Screenplay for Movie Version of Other Desert Cities
The play, currently running on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former members of the Reagan inner-circle, her brother, and her aunt. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil and the Wyeths are both bound together and torn apart as they struggle to come to terms with their past.
The current Broadway company features Stockard Channing, Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, and Thomas Sadoski.
Among Baitz's other plays are A Fair Country, The Substance of Fire, The Paris Letter, and Ten Unknowns. In addition, he created the television series Brothers & Sisters, and his other TV credits include The West Wing and Alias.