The book sold more than three million copies in the U.S. and worldwide, now two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has bought movie rights to “French Women Don’t Get Fat.”
In the snappy diet book, former champagne executive Mireille Guiliano shares her philosophy on how French women manage to drink wine and eat calorie-rich foods and still stay slim.
Swank reportedly will turn the nonfiction book into a romantic comedy about the exploits of a champagne company manager. Swank may star in the film.
Swank’s 2S Films will produce “French Women Don’t Get Fat” through Alcon Entertainment. The actress is developing a number of projects through her production company.
In 1999, Swank won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for playing a transgender teen who is attacked and murdered in the independent film, “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Also, she won the best actress Oscar in 2005 for the role of a female boxer in the movie, “Million Dollar Baby.”
More detail at Variety.com