Hilary Swank buys the rights for “French Women Don’t Get Fat”


French women and Hilary Swank don’t get fat. How is that possible? Well, I’m not quite sure as I haven’t read the book, but I assume it has something to do with personal trainers and metabolisms. Over two million copies of French Women Don’t Get Fat have been sold worldwide, and Swank is obviously a fan, as she’s purchased the rights to adapt it for the big screen.

Swank and producing partner Molly Smith (pictured below at the premiere of Swank’s film P.S. I Love You) own 2S Films, and together they will develop and co-produce the feature film. The actress is rumored to star in the movie as well, but nothing has been confirmed.

Screenwriter Heather Hach will be adapting the book, and based on her track record (the Freaky Friday remake starring Lindsay Lohan and the Legally Blonde musical) it seems as if the film will be loosely based on its original text. Hach is also working on a Freaky Friday sequel, which I think should bring back Lohan and Jodie Foster, who both played the daughters in their respective FF versions. Really, I’m casting a different film in my head that stars the both of them. (I’ll leave it at that.)

Have you read French Women Don’t Get Fat? Would you see the film if Hilary Swank was the star?

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