Hilary Swank bringing bestseller French Women Don”t Get Fat to screen

August 15th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Aug 15 (ANI): Oscar winner Hilary Swank has picked up the rights for a film version of the best-selling book French Women Don”t Get Fat, according to reports.

Swank, an Academy Award winner for Boys Don”t Cry and Million Dollar Baby could star in a screen adaptation of Mireille Guiliano’’s hit 2004 lifestyle tome, Daily Variety reported.

Guiliano, a former executive with champagne company Veuve Clicquot, scored a hit with her book, subtitled The Secret of Eating for Pleasure which offered insights into how French women manage to stay slim despite enjoying calorie-rich staples such as pastries and wine, reports News.com.au.

The book reached top spot on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list and has sold more than two million copies worldwide to date.

Variety reported that the film version would be a romantic comedy about the boss of a champagne company. (ANI)

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