It has taken a few years to get things cooking, but the buzz surrounding screenwriter Diablo Cody continues to rise. In 2005, she sold her first screenplay to Mandate Pictures. You might have heard of it -- the incessantly popular festival flick Juno, which will be released on December 14. (You can read Scott's raving review here.) Then, during an interview with Kim Voynar at Telluride, she also mentioned having a script called Time-and-a-Half over at Groundswell Productions: "a generational, working stiffs kind of comedy."

Now The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Universal has picked up her next pitch called Girly Style, and with that, she's jumped from indie to the mainstream. With Red Eye producer Mason Novick signed to produce, Girly is "a female-driven comedy set at a college." Unfortunately, that's all we know right now. While the title is vaguely similar to her comedic stripping memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, this seems to be a completely different project. (Unless the college woman are paying for their schooling with skin, or something.) Hopefully, it will be different. We've already got the upcoming Anna Faris flick about an ex-Bunny who moves to a college sorority, and it would be nice to have a female-centric story that isn't about cute girls, popularity, or stripping. But, we'll have to wait and see what Cody has in mind.
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