Plum Takes An “American Wife”

Plum Pictures has optioned rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel “American Wife” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on Alice Blackwell, a quiet woman who married a charismatic scion of a political family and becomes First Lady. The character is said to bare a strong resemblance to Laura Bush.

Sittenfeld penned boarding-school set bestseller “Prep” which is already in development with MTV and Paramount.