Universal Knows How to Get Divorced by 30


Universal Pictures has acquired the recent L.A. Weekly cover story “How to Get Divorced by 30” and will use the article by Sascha Rothchild as the basis for a romantic comedy, reports Variety.

Marc Platt will produce the picture with Dana Fox, writer of Fox’s upcoming Ashton Kutcher-Cameron Diaz starrer What Happens in Vegas.

The author, using the disintegration of her first marriage along with those of five other friends, posits it’s best to begin with a “starter marriage” before finding your ultimate mate. She lays out 15 steps to guide readers to ending the first marriage.

The Universal comedy will focus on a heroine who road-tests the “starter marriage” premise and then finds her perceptions redrawn by reality and relationships.