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Witherspoon To Produce "The Engagements"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 20th 2013 11:54PM

Fox 2000 is in final negotiations to acquire the film rights to "Maine" and "Commencement" author J. Courtney Sullivan's upcoming novel "The Engagements".

Set in 1948, the story follows a young copywriter named Mary Frances Gerety who created the timeless slogan - "A Diamond Is Forever," a tag line which helped make diamonds a big part of the modern marriage proposal. Gerety herself never married.

Using her story as a backdrop, the plot delves into four connected marriages over the span of the last century and different aspects of it - divorce, infidelity, gay marriage, and modern wedding culture.

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce.

Source: Deadline

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