Here’s some strange timing for someone currently hospitalized to have their mental illness treated. The producers who put together Lindsay Lohan’s docu-series for OWN, want to put another one together for Amanda Bynes.
Pilgrim Studios would work with Chinga Chang records to produce a series that would follow Bynes as she steps into the world of music and tries to begin a hip-hop career. Chinga Chang offered Bynes a record deal in June, with a $200,000 advance, to do a classic-style hip-hop album.
Dan Herman, CEO of Chinga Chang, spoke to RumorFix about his contact with Bynes. “I talked to Amanda on Monday and she wants to do this.” Keep in mind that Bynes is currently on a psychiatric hold at the Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center. Amanda’s mother, Lynn, has temporary conservatorship over her daughter’s affairs, so any decision at the moment would need to be signed-off on by her.
Herman indicated that Bynes would make $80,000 per episode of the show. “Amanda wants to get out of the hospital as soon as possible and get to work,” he told RumorFix. “She knows she made a mistake and she knows she’ll need meds when she gets out.”
The former child actress has not has not had a film or TV role since 2010. Her troubles started to become public after she side-swiped a police car and was charged with a DUI in April of 2012.
The potential show sounds reminiscent of Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘I’m Still Here,” which followed Phoenix as he pursued a hip-hop career. That documentary, however, was later revealed as a playful hoax by Phoenix and director Casey Affleck.
Well then, are you interested in seeing a show about Bynes pursuing a hip-hop career?