After a heated bidding war, Anonymous Content has nabbed the rights to a new novel called Mergers & Acquisitions -- another high-demand book that is so new, it is just hitting shelves today. Although it's a first effort for Dana Vachon, it's already gotten its share of buzz and regard. Besides the war for adaptation rights, it's being likened to a number of big-name hits. It's already considered this decade's Bright Lights, Big City -- the New York City flick that starred Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland and Phoebe Cates. But that's not all. The novel is also being compared to The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and The City.

Mark Poirier, whose most recent project is the adaptation Hateship, Friendship, Courtship based on the Alice Munro short story, has been hired to write the screenplay and Steve Golin (Babel) will produce with Shawn Simon and Matt DeRoss. The plot, well, that has a lot of different parts to it, but briefly: it's about a post-grad named Tommy who hooks up with a Princeton grad named Roger, and "the two pursue careers based mainly on smoke and mirrors." There's drugs, sex, drooling, jewels, money, kidnappers, heiresses and time in Cabo San Lucas. Once Poirier wraps up the screenplay, they'll have to start looking for some mid-20's actors to take on the roles. This might be a bit of a challenge since we've got lots of hottie male actors who can pull off lusty machismo, but are there many that can give good yuppie?
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