I'll be honest with you, I would rather read anything other than something that has been branded as chick-lit. But, they do seem to be tailor-made for screenplays. The Hollywood Reporterannounced that New Line has hired Kelly Bowe to adapt Jill Smolinski's novel, The Next Thing on My List. The story centers on a woman who finds the list of a deceased friend which includes all the things her friend wanted to accomplish before the age of 25. So, our heroine decides to finish the list for her. Unfortunately, most of the choices seem pretty PG; running a marathon, kissing a stranger -- c'mon, there isn't even a drug binge or a bank heist on the list (I guess that would be closer to my idea of a list ... I told you I wasn't cut out for chick-lit).

Co-producing the film with New Line is Wendy Finerman Prods. Finerman was behind the big-screen version of 2006's The Devil Wears Prada and also produced the upcoming romantic drama, P.S., I Love You, starring Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler. So while there is plenty of talk lately about women in the movie business, New Line seems quite happy to step in and cover the gap. While the Sex and the City flick is at the top of the list, there is no shortage of films for those of the "female persuasion" -- including the film version of the relationship self-help book, He's Just Not That Into You and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (starring Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey). So it looks like List will be joining a growing slate of so called "girly" films that New Line is scheduling for the coming year.
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