Studio, producer pick up rights to just-released novel
Jared Leboff jumped on the book after reading a review last week. By Friday they were negotiating with Joel Gotler and wrapped a deal before a positive review ran in Wednesday’s New York Times. Platt has proved adept at translating female-driven stories, from “Legally Blonde” to the Broadway hit “Wicked” to “Nappily Ever After,” the latter a starring vehicle for Halle Berry. Platt starts production next week on “The Perfect Man” with Hilary Duff starring.