Posted: Tue., Apr. 8, 2008, 12:56pm PT
Warner, Maguire team on ‘Marry’
Duo acquire rights to Gottlieb article
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Warner Independent and Tobey Maguire’s Maguire Entertainment have acquired “Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough,” an article in the March Atlantic Monthly by Lori Gottlieb.
Gottlieb will turn it into a book for Dutton, entitled “Marry Him! Finding Mr. Real.” WIP acquired both the article and book rights.
Maguire will produce, and Mark Ross will oversee the project for his company.
Gottlieb, an NPR commentator, is a 40-year old single mother who conceived her baby through donor sperm. Hardened by the burdens of raising a child alone, she posts the notion that there is no such thing as a dream guy.
Gottlieb writes: “My advice is this: settle! That’s right. Don’t worry about passion or intense connection. Don’t nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling “Bravo! in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastucture in place to have a family, settling is the way to go.”
Maguire Entertainment recently signed on to produce “Hungry Rabbit Jumps,” a Robert Tannen spec script acquired by Endgame Entertainment as a potential star vehicle for Maguire
Maguire next stars in the Jim Sheridan-directed “Brothers.”