Tiger Mother May Be Made Into Movie


It's tough to avoid Amy Chua right now. After her essay "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" appeared in The Wall Street Journal, she's been everywhere — on last night's The Colbert Report, in the Times — and now, you might see her story on the big screen. Ron Bass, the co-writer of The Joy Luck Club, say they're interested in possibly making Chua's much-debated Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother into a movie. "I was tempted to say, 'Nah, there's nothing here,'" he said. But then he reconsidered. "Not only is there a movie here, I definitely think it's more than one movie." It might not turn out the way Chua wants it to, though. "If the question is whether Amy's story itself is a movie, of course it could be," he says. "Is that the best way to make the movie? I doubt it." [HR]