Fox Keeps “Nice” Nasty For Witherspoon

Fox Searchlight has acquired screen rights to Jen Sacks’ 1998 dark comedy novel “Nice” which will be developed as a potential Reese Witherspoon film says Variety.

The story follows a magazine writer who accidentally kills her boyfriend. She finds a way to get rid of the body and discovers that killing boyfriends is easier than breaking up with them.

Warners previously tried to adapt the property as a lighter-toned Helen Hunt-project but never got it to work. Fox plans to main the dark, edgy tone of the novel.

Ben Queen will adapt and Witherspoon will produce along with Keri Selig, Gayla Nethercott and Jennifer Simpson.