Swank gorges on nonfiction with 'French Women'

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Hilary Swank and her producing partner Molly Smith have picked up the rights to the best-seller "French Women Don't Get Fat," setting Heather Hach to adapt.

Swank, who is eyeing the project as a potential starring vehicle, and Smith will produce via their recently formed Alcon Entertainment-based 2S Films, along with Aaron Geller and Darryl Porter of PorterGeller Entertainment.

"Women," written by former Veuve Clicquot champagne executive Mireille Guiliano, was a domestic and international sensation when it was first published in 2004. The nonfiction lifestyle book offered insight on how French women manage to stay slim despite enjoying such calorie-rich fare as wine and pastries. The book sold more than 1 million copies, reached No. 1 on the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list and was translated into 40 languages.

2S and PorterGeller, with Hach, are developing the project as a romantic comedy following a "girl-next-door champagne company middle manager who learns some tough life lessons which help her become the woman she's always wanted to be," the companies said.

Hach is repped by Fuse Entertainment. (partialdiff)
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