Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chasing Harry Winston Goes to Hollywood!

I'm *thrilled* to announce that Chasing Harry Winston has been optioned by Universal Studios! Mandalay Pictures is set to produce, Andy Tennant will direct, and Gina Wendkos will adapt the book to the big screen. Check out what Variety posted today:


Universal, Mandalay chase 'Harry'
Andy Tennant to direct 'Winston' adaptation

By MARC GRASER

Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Lauren Weisberger’s novel "Chasing Harry Winston" for Andy Tennant to direct and Mandalay Pictures to produce.
Gina Wendkos will pen the adaptation of the book that revolves around three young women who each vow to change their entire lives for the better in the course of the next year. Pic will focus and expand upon one of the three storylines.

"Winston" is Weisberger’s third bestselling novel after "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Everyone Worth Knowing."

Tennant most recently helmed "Fool’s Gold" and the Will Smith comedy "Hitch."

Wendkos wrote the two "Princess Diaries" films for Disney.Mandalay prexy Cathy Schulman and senior VP Scarlett Lacey brought the book to Universal.

Company has Martin Campbell’s remake of "The Birds" also set up at U and Werner Herzog’s "The Piano Tuner" at Focus Features.

Read the full article at:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117992041.html

25 Comments:

Blogger Garrett Nudd Photography Blog said...

You go girl!!!! Hahaha. Congratulations! That is soooooo exciting. We couldn't be happier for you guys! I'm sure it's going to be fantastic....almost as good as the book.

Peace,

G and J

September 12, 2008 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Lauren, I love your novels! And I can't wait to see "Chasing Harry Winston" on the big screen! If only I could see "Everyone Worth Knowing" on the big screen as well, life would be perfect....

September 12, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Clarisa from Argentina said...

Congrats, Lauren! I love your books & I can´t wait for the release of the movie!

September 12, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Kerri Krueger said...

Yay! Congrats Lauren!
I can't wait for it to hit the big screen :)

September 26, 2008 at 12:15 PM  
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October 8, 2008 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger finia said...

hi lauren...

i really love your novels! i have read all 3 of them already. congrats on chasing harry winston to the big screen! can't hardly wait :) keep up the good work, lauren and looking forward to your other future writings!

regards from jakarta,
finia

October 8, 2008 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger PrincesseEmma said...

I just finished the book and I loved it!
Can't wait for the movie :-)

October 19, 2008 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger haymee said...

wow really congrats !!!! i just finished the novel and i found it delicious !!can't wait to see the film:)

October 19, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

I look forward to seeing the movie.
You are a brilliant writer and I find myself reading your books over and over again.
I will be a fan of your work forever. Thank you for writing such wonderful stories. You're an inspiration to me! :)
I hope I get the chance to meet you in the future.

October 21, 2008 at 2:26 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Oh my God, i cant wait to see to movie,i am sure that it is going to be good, but the book is always three times better :) I cant wait your new book.
Regards from Zagreb (Croatia)
:)

October 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger María said...

Hi Lauren!!

I´m happy cause I see in this page than you have write a third book!! But, i think in Spain we haven´t your book yet. Do you know when we can buy this?? I hope early cause I just finish your second book and I loved it!! It was so funny.

I discovered you, when I saw the film "The Devil wears Prada". It´s my favourite film with "Diary Bridget Jones". Please! Don´t change never, your sort of writting.

Thank you!

María, Spain.

November 7, 2008 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Leonora said...

Hi Lauren! I'm so happy for you! Keep going on! Your books are awsome.
Regards from Sweden

December 4, 2008 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Link Larkinette said...

FANTASTIC!!! I can see awesome leading ladies like, Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, or Anne Hathaway in this! THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA was a 10-star movie, so I'm having high hopes for THIS movie adaptation - especially with the always crowd-pleasing Andy Tennant set to direct! :-D

December 9, 2008 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger bienvenue monseiur. said...

WOWZERS!!!

congrats!!!!

i can't wait.

:Robb:

http://mavieestindiejepense.blogspot.com/

December 28, 2008 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger e.coffee said...

Hi Lauren!

I'm a fan of yours from Taiwan. Yesterday I was pretty bored so I decided to check out the bookstore near my house. When I saw your "Everyone Worth Knowing" I immedietly snatched it up and head for the cashier. I love, love, LOVED it. I used to consider doing PR in the future...and now I'm not so sure : P

I've placed your "Everyone Worth Knowing" along side "Devil Wears Prada", and "Chasing Harry Winston" on my favorite-books-shelf.

I can't wait till this movie comes out...it's going to be such a hit. :)

with much love,

e:)

January 26, 2009 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Barbie.Doll said...

Hi Lauren! I absolutely love your books! :) I'm SO glad that this novel is being turned into a movie!

I think that you need to have Adriana Lima audition for the role of Adriana. She would be perfect for the role. As a matter of fact, I couldn't help but think that she was inspired by Adriana Lima herself. Adriana has done some acting, and seems to be getting better at it. Please see if she'd audition!

January 27, 2009 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Alli said...

This annoucement only goes to show how brilliant of a writer you are. I look forward to this movie coming out, as well as the next adventure you take us on.

February 23, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Alli said...

This annoucement only goes to show how brilliant of a writer you are! I look forward to seeing this moive, as well as, the next exciting adventure you take us on.

February 23, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger FY said...

OMG!! it's awesome!!!
when i read the book, i kept thinkin' who would be perfect for the roles...

i really hope Kristen Bell can play Emma.
and maybe Anne Hathaway can be Leigh...
and...
anyway, i'm sooooooo excited!!

April 19, 2009 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Please get Giselle Bundchen to play Adriana!She fits perfectly into the role.

July 16, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh yay! Congratulations! As I read it, I KNEW it would be perfect for the Silver Screen. Continued best of luck, Lauren!

July 21, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger ♥~*¤° ÇõŮŦůṘễ QůĖëŇ °¤*~♥ said...

Wow Lauren this is SO excitting! I'm thrilled for you! You're extremely talented and pretty and I hope good things always come your way.
Im secretly hoping Adriana Lima plays Adriana! They have the same name, they're both gorgoeus, have similar personalities and they're both Brazilian! That would be a dream come true!
Lots of good luck from India!

August 6, 2009 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Meriem said...

I totally agree that Adriana Lima would be perfect for the role of Adriana. I kept thinking about her the whole time i was reading the book, because i was already sure it would be made into a great movie!!

September 8, 2009 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger The Girl in the Little Black Dress said...

Congratulations from Fifth Ave. Lauren! I finished "Chasing Harry Winston" in five days on a flight to Asia. I love this book, as well as your other fantastic books!!! They are an inspiration to me.
I thought about Sofia Vergara the whole time I read about Adriana... and I couldn't stop about how perfect she'd be as Adriana.

I can't wait!!!

H

October 7, 2009 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger tena said...

can't decide whh one is better "the devil" or "chasing harry".. nevertheless..thank you Lauren for returning me into a world of love and romance...love your books so much...thank youone again...greetz and kisses from Croatia

February 2, 2010 at 5:00 AM  

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