Actress nabs rights to Emily Giffin book

Hilary Swank and producing partner Molly Smith have acquired feature rights to Emily Giffin’s 2005 debut novel, “Something Borrowed,” which they’ll develop through their 2S Films banner as a potential starring vehicle for Swank.

Story centers on a Manhattan attorney who becomes involved with her best friend’s fiance following her 30th birthday.

Swank and Smith will co-produce “Borrowed” with Aaron Lubin and Pamela Schein Murphy of Wild Ocean Films; the latter pair optioned the book from CAA, but Alcon Entertainment has taken over the option and will develop the project with 2S and Wild Ocean.

The deal also includes rights to Giffin’s sequel, “Something Blue.”

Project’s out to writers. “Something Borrowed” is intended as the initial 2S project to be financed and developed by Warner-based Alcon, which signed 2S to a two-year first-look deal in June.

Giffin also wrote the novels “Love the One You’re With” and “Baby Proof.”

Wild Ocean’s first film was Edward Burns’ romantic drama “Purple Violets.”

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