Peters to develop 'Jane'

Paramount Pictures has acquired feature rights to Sharon Krum’s novel “The Thing About Jane Spring” for producer Christine Peters’ CFP Prods. to develop.

The romantic comedy, published by Viking, centers on a career woman raised by a widowed general without a female role model. An assertive prosecutor who’s unlucky at love, she learns, through watching a film marathon featuring Hollywood’s leading ladies, how to use her femininity to get her way.

Fox optioned Krum’s first novel “Walk of Fame” several years ago.

CFP Prods. prexy Bradford W. Smith will supervise development with creative exec Petersen Harris. Marc Evans will oversee for the studio. Peters is developing the project about self-empowerment as well as a commentary on misconceptions and expectations in the dating world.

CFP is developing sequel to Peters’ “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” called “How to Tell He’s Not the One in 10 Days”; two projects with Midway Video Games, “Area 51” and John Singleton’s “Fear and Respect”; and “Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief.”

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