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Fat Greek Girl Tackles Two Project

By Garth Franklin Friday October 8th 2004 11:41PM

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos and Tom Hanks' Playtone have picked up the new novel currently titled "A Wilderness of Monkeys" by Laura Zigman. Vardalos will write the script and star in the film according to Variety.

Playtone made the pic deal just as Zigman's novel was set in a publishing deal at Warner Books. Vardalos will play a hotshot publicist who quits and becomes a stay-at-home mom. Three years later, her husband loses his job and she must undertake the unenviable task of helping a screen legend recapture career momentum.

Vardalos, who last wrote and starred in "Connie and Carla," is currently part of the ensemble of the Jeremy Tarr-directed "Living Neon Dreams."

Thanks to 'KC'.

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