Fox 2000 acquires ‘Romance Writer’

Matt Stone's pic being produced by Karen Rosenfelt

Fox 2000 has acquired Matt Stone’s romantic comedy spec “The Romance Writer.”

Karen Rosenfelt, who produced such Fox 2000 B.O. hits as “Marley and Me” and “The Devil Wears Prada,” is producing.

Story centers on a man who has secretly enjoyed an extremely successful career as a romance novelist while writing under a female pseudonym. Things get complicated when he falls for a woman who turns out to work for his new publisher.

ICM recently signed Stone, who co-wrote “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Big Trouble” and “Soul Men” with former partner Bob Ramsey. “Romance Writer” marks his first solo outing.

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