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Sony bags the rights to Facebook COO Sandberg's 'Lean In'

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MUMBAI: Sony Pictures has confirmed that it has acquired the rights to make the Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book into a movie.

Published in March 2013, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead encourages women to advance their careers. If the film is able to capture the essence of the book, it won't be so much a biography of Sandberg, who recently became one of the youngest female billionaires ever, as a manifesto advising women on how to achieve professional success.

Sandberg also launched an organisation, Lean In, to further promote her message. She will donate her proceeds from the film to the foundation, according to Deadline, 

which reported the story earlier.

While there were few specifics available about the movie or the deal, Deadline said Sony Pictures, which made The Social Network about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg - tapped Nell Scovell to write the script. Scovell helped Sandberg write the book as well.

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