Inferno Entertainment has acquired Natalie Krinsky’s spec script “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” which was featured on the 2011 Black List. Inferno will produce the pic, while Krinsky will exec produce.
Story follows a 28-year-old junior curator at Gotham’s Metropolitan Museum of Art whose boss breaks up with her, prompting her to begin a collection of “break-up items” and to start a blog, which quickly goes viral.
D.J. Gugenheim brought the project into Inferno and will oversee it for the company.
Krinsky, who writes for the CW’s “Gossip Girl,” was 22 when she published her best-selling novel “Chloe Does Yale,” which she developed as a pilot for MTV. Scribe previously wrote for “90210” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” and recently adapted Tom Wolfe’s novel “I Am Charlotte Simmons” for HBO.
Inferno recently produced Joe Carnahan’s “The Grey,” an Open Road Films release that has grossed more than $61 million worldwide. Next up for Inferno is Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt starrer “Killing Them Softly,” formerly known as “Cogan’s Trade.” The Weinstein Co. will release the crime caper on Sept. 21. Inferno is currently in production with Open Road’s “The Host,” based on the novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer. Pic is skedded to open March 29, 2013.
Krinsky is repped by CAA, the Gotham Group and Greenberg Traurig.