Universal Pictures has coughed up a mid-six-figure sum to author Candice Bushnell for a pitch based on her novella “Snow Angels” for on-lot producer Marc Platt.
Platt prexy Abby Wolf will also produce. U’s exec veep of production, Allison Brecker, will oversee the project for the studio.
“Snow Angels,” a novella in Bushnell’s collection “Four Blondes,” will be published by Atlantic Monthly Press in September. It’s a romantic comedy in the vein of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “Sex in the City.”
Bushnell is the author of the novel “Sex in the City,” on which the HBO series is based, and the New York Observer articles that led to her novel.
Bushnell is repped by ICM’s Ron Bernstein and Gotham-based Heather Schroder. She is managed by Rosalie Swedlin at Industry Entertainment.