Screenwriting duo and 2012 Young & Hungry List writers Alexa Alemanni and Joe Boothe have been tapped to adapt the script for SOMETHING BLUE from Emily Giffin’s novel of the same name. The film, like its prequel Something Borrowed, is being produced by Oscar-winner Hilary Swank.
The novel, published in 2006, is the sequel to Giffin’s smash-hit 2005 debut. The story revolves around Darcy, who after being dumped by her fiance, flees to London and attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent – but to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply, and that her luck with coasting through life has finally expired. It is only through that realization, however, that she is able to start along her path to redemption.
The project, which was previously in development at Alcon Entertainment, is now being produced by Swank’s 2S Films with Molly Smith, with Aaron Lubin and Pamela Schein Murphy of Wild Ocean Films. Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill will produce through their Black Label Media, with Jon Schumacher overseeing.
2011’s Something Borrowed starred Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski, who signed on to star in both Borrowed and its sequel.
The writing partners Alemanni and Boothe were recognized on the 2012 Young & Hungry List for their original pilot Appletown. The duo recently worked together on the TNT series The Librarians. Alemanni is also known for her acting credits, which include Masters of Sex and, most notably, the recurring role of “Allison” in AMC’s Mad Men. They are also in development with the thriller The Serpent’s Bite.
Alemanni and Boothe are both repped by Elevate Entertainment.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor