Chandler Baker introduces her 2023 book Cutting Teeth to members of LH Women’s League.

Merriman Park Elementary alum Chandler Baker has tapped all the pegs on the entertainment work bench. She’s written best-selling books. She’s appeared on television chat shows when her novels were chosen for discussion by big-name book clubs. She’s adapted her stories into screenplays. She’s even visited with Lake Highlands neighborhood book clubs to share the method behind her madness.

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This week, Amazon MGM Studios announced plans to team up with Michael Showalter to make Oh. What. Fun., a holiday comedy based on one of Baker’s short stories. She’ll serve as executive producer on the movie, which she co-wrote with Showalter.

Showalter is coming off rave reviews at Austin’s SXSW for The Idea of You, also made by Amazon MGM. Oh. What. Fun. will star Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer as Claire Clauster, left behind in the shuffle after she organized a special Christmas outing. By the time her family realizes their mistake, she’s missing. Christmas is in jeopardy, but Claire has other plans.

That’s not all Baker has in the works.

Kristin Wiig is set to star in The Husbands, an adaptation of Baker’s 2021 book currently being developed by Amazon MGM. Cutting Teeth, published last summer, is being adapted for television. Lionsgate will partner with director and producer Chris Landon to apapt her short story, “Big Bad,” and Whisper Network, her Reese’s Book Club pick, has been optioned by HBO.