Hilary Duff in 'Business' for new telepic

To star in comedy based on 'Diary of a Working Girl'

ABC Family is teaming with Hilary Duff for "The Business of Falling in Love," a romantic comedy based on the book "Diary of a Working Girl," by Daniella Brodsky.

Gil Junger has signed to direct the two-hour original movie, which will star Duff as a fashion reporter who goes undercover in the business world in the hopes of finding love while writing an article about dating men in suits.

In addition to starring, Duff will executive produce the film alongside Frank Von Zerneck, Robert Sertner, Ira Pincus and Jessica Horowitz.

The book was adapted for the small screen by writer Mike Horowitz ("Burn Notice").

Junger is a familiar face at ABC Family. The director of the 1999 movie "10 Things I Hate About You" also is helming the ABC Family series of the same name that launched this summer.

Additionally, he directed one of ABC Family's highest-rated original movies this year, the romantic comedy "My Fake Fiance."

Former "Lizzie McGuire" star Duff, repped by CAA, is on board to play the female lead in the indie "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde."
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