New novel on NL's 'List' for Finerman


New Line Cinema has picked up the rights to Jill Smolinski's upcoming novel "The Next Thing on My List" for Wendy Finerman to produce.

The book, due in April from Shaye Areheart Books, tells of a woman's journey of self-discovery. After a freak car crash leaves her 24-year-old passenger dead, the narrator discovers that the woman had a list of things she wanted to do by age 25. The narrator then decides to do the items on the list to honor her friend. The book is Smolinksi's follow-up to her debut novel, "Flip-Flopped."

Kathy Busby and Merideth Finn are overseeing for New Line.

No writers are on the project yet.

Finerman is on a book binge of late. Last year, she produced "The Devil Wears Prada," which was adapted from a tome by Lauren Weisberger, and she is on post on "P.S. I Love You," starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, based on the novel by Cecelia Ahern.
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