I gave this book as a gift a long while back and based on the reaction I received I knew it was going to be a movie before long and now it not only stars Scarlett Johansson, but Paul Giamatti has stepped aboard the bigscreen adaptation of The Nanny Diaries for director Robert Pulcini.
The pic is based on the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus this is the story of nine frantic months in the life of a young woman impulsively hired to care for the neglected 4-year-old son of a pampered wife and her near-absentee husband, whose marriage begins to disintegrate during the period. The young nanny is aptly named Nan and will be the role Scarlett will be in charge or occupying as she juggles the household’s marital woes, her classes, a romance and a spoiled kid.
Along with Giamatti, Chris Evans has also joined the cast which is rounded out by Laura Linney and Donna Murphy. Giamatti will play Mr. X, the brood’s imposing patriarch, Evans the Park Avenue hunk who steals Johansson’s heart.