CBS Films has hired Sahara Lotti to write the comedy The Exes, says Risky Business. The film is based on British columnist Jane Moore’s 2003 novel “The Ex Files,” which is described as follows:
After five years spent maneuvering for Mr. Right, beautiful, feisty Faye Parker has finally snared a sensitive cutie named Mark. So when he pops the question, Faye is fully prepared to step out of the dating rat-race, call the caterer, and don the veil.
Just as soon as she has one last teensy-weensy little fling.
Then comes the dicey issue of the guest list. First there’s Nat, Faye’s exa narcissistic fashion model hell-bent on flaunting his substantial charms in Faye’s face, his latest Playboy bunny in tow. Next there’s Kate, Mark’s exa woman so indignant she’s not the bride that she’s liable to slit Faye’s zipper. And, of course, there’s Adam, Faye’s flamboyant sidekick, milking the chaos for all it’s worth while shamelessly ogling Nat’s abs. As the rehearsal dinner lurches toward the brink of a spin-the-bottle-fueled imbroglio, Faye must face the fact that marriage means more than a flawlessly executed reception. She’s got a serious decision to makeabout Mark, about love, and about her own deepest desires.
Wickedly funny, The Ex Files is a sexy, sophisticated caper that offers a brazenly edgy take on the complexities of the modern bride.
In the film version, an engaged couple decides that they will invite several of their exes to a celebratory wedding weekend on an exotic island, which turns out not to be such a great idea.
Leonard Goldberg (Charlie’s Angels) is producing; Mark Ross is overseeing for the studio.