'Devil' writer to pen 'The Ivy Chronicles'

Single-mom tale stars Sarah Jessica Parker

NEW YORK -- The Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle "The Ivy Chronicles" is getting a little more devilish.

Warner Bros. has attached Aline Brosh McKenna, the writer of Fox 2000's "The Devil Wears Prada," to pen the script for the single-mom tale.

Parker joined the dramatic comedy last month. The plot centers on an upper-middle-class New York mother is forced to start over after getting divorced and losing her high-powered job in one fell swoop. Based on a novel by Karen Quinn, the project has drawn comparisons to "Prada" as well as to "The Nanny Diaries" and "The Starter Wife."

McKenna most recently penned the Katherine Heigl-toplined romantic comedy "27 Dresses" for Fox 2000, which earned $158 million worldwide. She's also writing the romantic comedy "Still You" for MGM and is reteaming with "Prada" director Daniel Frankel on the working-mother tale "I Don't Know How She Does It" for the Weinstein Co.

Jerry Weintraub is producing.

Parker could make it her first movie after the $150 million success of "Sex and the City."
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