"Frog King," Adam Davies' 2002 debut novel—a roman a clef about book publishing—didn't make much of a splash when it first hit bookstores. But in 2004, Intermedia optioned Bret Easton Ellis's adaptation of the book, with Asif Kapadia to direct. Now, the script is floating around town, and people are noticing the remarkable similarities a certain character in it bears to a famous recently-deposed publishing tyrant. We got our hands on a copy, and, lookie here: She's a sexually rapacious evil bitch goddess and her name is "Judith Nathan."
HARRY: You're the head of this hugely successful publishing house ... how could you miss little me?Dunno, do you think it's supposed to be Judith Regan? It's possible, I guess.
You're adorable and the older men in this city are cretins.
What about Isaac Hirsch?
He's dead, Harry.
That's ... heartbreaking.
Are you making fun of me? Don't make fun of me, Harry.
I'm amusing you, Judith. Isn't that what I do? Amuse you?
JUDITH: (STANDING TOO CLOSE)
When am I gonna see you again?
Soon. I promise. This week.
How about tomorrow night? You wanna amuse me tomorrow night?
JUDITH touches HARRY'S dick through his pants.
HARRY: (TIGHT, LITTLE VOICE)
Tomorrow night sounds great.
JUDITH smiles, quickly baring her teeth, then turns away.