Cameron’s 8 Simple Rules to the Big Screen


W. Bruce Cameron’s book “8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter,” the sequel to his best-seller-turned-hit TV series, will be brought to the big screen by 26 Films and The Devil Wears Prada producer Wendy Finerman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron is adapting his semi-autobiographical novel into a comedy with co-writer Cathryn Michon, author of the “Grrl Genius Guide” book series. It offers wry commentary in the same vein as his 2001 book “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” the basis of ABC’s eponymous series starring the late John Ritter.

The plot will revolve around a divorced dad juggling a younger girlfriend and two daughters who both get engaged at the same time. Other details haven’t been revealed, but the book’s subtitle — “And Other Reasonable Advice From the Father of the Bride (Not that Anyone Is Paying Attention)” — provides a clue. It will be published by Simon & Schuster imprint Fireside on April 8.