Italian comic artist and writer Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural, Mercy, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman) is developing her first animated project with Dreamworks Animation veteran Gabriele Pennacchioli.
What’s the project: The idea is based on a series of sketches that Andolfo initially shared on social media. Sweet Paprika follows the erotic misadventures of a career-driven woman – Paprika – who reluctantly engages a charming, if immature, delivery boy named Dill. The story takes place in a world similar to ours, but inhabited by characters with the appearance of angels and devils.
Who’s involved: Andolfo is partnering with the Turin, Italy-based Arancia Studio and CEO Davide G.G. Caci to develop the project, which has been optioned by Alessandro Regaldo at Grey Ladder Productions. She describes Sweet Paprika as an urban fairy tale for adults, mixing the coming-of-age themes of The Devil Wears Prada with the feminist romance of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Sex and the City. Tommaso Triolo, of the Italian comedy troupe The Jackal, will write the script for the project based on Andolfo’s story.