Life is heating up for Doctor Who alums this week. After news that John Barrowman's Torchwood would hit stateside, it looks like Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler on the popular BBC reboot, might be ready to take her latest series -- Secret Diary of a Call Girl -- to the big screen.

For the uninitiated, the show is based on the series of books by an anonymous Belle de Jour about a young woman -- named after the Luis Buñuel's famous film -- who becomes a high-class London call girl. (The real Belle revealed her true identity -- she's a research scientist -- late last year.) In the series, Belle deals with a large array of prostitute problems from safety, to keeping her professional life separate from her private life, to the many trials and tribulations of picky customers. The show manages to stay fresh, however, by portraying a smart woman who likes what she does, rather than being forced into it by the woes of life.

And now, as the show heads into its fourth and final season, the Call Girl folks are looking toward Hollywood.
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