Kate Hudson is in negotiations to join the romantic comedy “Something Borrowed” for Alcon Entertainment and 2S Films says Variety.
Based on Emily Giffin’s 2005 debut novel of the same name, the story centers on a single Manhattan attorney (Ginnifer Goodwin). This consummate good-girl gets drunk on her 30th birthday and ends up sleeping with Dexter (Colin Egglesfield), the fiance of her selfish best friend Darcy (Hudson).
As the mistake blossoms into a full-blown affair, she must decide between her life-long friend and the man of her dreams.
Though not stated in the article, it’s likely Hudson signed for the potential sequel should the film go well. The follow-up novel “Something Blue” switches the focus to the Darcy character and how she tries to get her life back into balance after the betrayal.
John Krasinski recently signed to play the girl’s grade-school confidant Ethan, a supporting character in ‘Borrowed’ who becomes the male lead in ‘Blue’.
Luke Greenfield (“The Girl Next Door”) directs from a script by Jennie Urman. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Hilary Swank, Molly Smith, Aaron Lubin and Pamela Schein Murphy are producing. Shooting kicks off next month.