'Prada' scribe sells untitled romantic comedy
Mandate Pictures has acquired an untitled romantic comedy from “The Devil Wears Prada” scribe Aline Brosh McKenna.Story centers on Maya, a young and highly successful businesswoman who has devoted her life to working for her legendary businessman father. But when Mr. Right enters her life and proposes to her, her father’s disapproval of her new fiance leads Maya to devise a mischievous ploy to change Dad’s mind. Debra Martin Chase (“The Princess Diaries,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) will produce. Mandate prexy Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Kahane lauded Brosh McKenna for having “an exceptional ability to tell charming and funny stories for women that are guilty pleasures for men.” Brosh McKenna’s credits include Katherine Heigl starrer “27 Dresses,” which is in theaters, and the Pierce Brosnan-Julianne Moore starrer “Laws of Attraction.” Among her projects in development are “Father Knows Less” at New Line, “The Undomestic Goddess” at Universal and “I Don’t Know How She Does It” at the Weinstein Co. Mandate, whose “Juno” is enjoying awards season kudos, has an upcoming slate that includes “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay” for New Line, the Michael Cera starrer “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” for Sony and the thriller “Passengers,” directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Anne Hathaway.