Hilary Swank picks up ‘French Women’
By Patrick Luce Aug 13, 2008, 13:36 GMT
Hilary Swank - Guerlain - Insolence Fragrance Celebration - Selfridges - London, England © Solarpix / PR Photos
Hilary Swank and Molly Smith have picked up the screen adaptation rights to the bestselling book "French Women Don’t Get Fat." The duo is set to produce the film through their 2S Films.
Variety reports Swank could appear in the film – which is described as a romantic comedy following the manager of a champagne company who discovers some of the tough lessons life has to offer.
Heather Hach (“Freaky Friday" remake and "Legally Blonde" musical) has been tapped to write the screenplay based on the book. Swank and Smith’s 2S Films is lined up to develop the film and handle co-producing duties with Aaron Geller and Darryl Porter.
The non-fiction "French Women Don’t Get Fat" was published in 2004 and became a bestseller for writer Mireille Guiliano (who also worked with Champagne Veuve Clicquot). The book gave tips on how French women keep slim while enjoying high calorie foods and wines.
The book made it to the top of the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list and sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S. It has been translated into 40 languages.