Hoping to recapture the magic that (apparently) is The Devil Wears Prada, The Weinstein Company has hired that film's writer and director -- Aline Brosh and David Frankel, respectively -- to bring Allison Pearson's debut novel I Don't Know How She Does It to the big screen. The novel, according to at least one review at Amazon, is "a rare and beautiful hybrid: A devastatingly funny novel that's also a compelling fictional world." So, really, what's not to love? It tells the story of Allison Pearson, a British businesswoman and mother who struggles to balance her professional life with parenthood -- but in a totally hilarious way. In its review, Publisher's Weekly noted the book's similarities to Bridget Jones's Diary (sigh), but went on to describe Pearson as "notably brighter, wittier and capable of infinitely deeper shadings of feeling than the flighty Bridget," which makes it sounds like the movie could be about more than losing weight and finding a man. Hooray for that.

The film will be produced by Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella; there's no word yet on when TWC hopes to have it in production.
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