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.