With chick-lit queen Emily Giffin's bestseller "Something Borrowed" making its way to the big screen (starring Ginnifer Goodwin, no less!)and the success of the Isla Fisher-starring Sophie Kinsella adaptation "Confessions of a Shopaholic," it only makes sense Sophie is getting a second adaptation of her own. Universal is adapting Sophie's "The Undomestic Goddess" and has just signed a director.
The Hollywood Reporter says Andy Flickman will be directing the project. The director behind kid-friendly projects like "The Game Plan" and "Race to Witch Mountain" as well as the Amanda Bynes' 2006 hit "She's The Man" just recently wrapped the Disney film "You Again," which stars Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Chenoweth.
His return to more adult flicks bodes well for the adaptation. "The Undomestic Goddess" tells the story of a 29-year-old lawyer, who makes a big mistake on the verge of accomplishing the Holy Grail of her law career and ends up working as a house-keeper in the London countryside as a way to escape her problems. When she finds out the slow country life isn't so bad — and she starts enjoying the attention of the estate's gardener — her city life catches up to her and the two worlds collide. The story clearly leans more towards romantic comedy than family-friendly filmmaking.
Aline Brosh McKenna, the mastermind behind the "The Devil Wears Prada" film adaptation, has written the script for the film. Spyglass is producing the project along with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Prods.
Jane told THR she felt Andy Fickman "had a great take on the material." She added, "Actors love him, we love him. What more could you ask for when casting a romantic comedy?" No word yet on when the casting process will start.