Universal Seeks How to Get Divorced

Universal Pictures has acquired the recent L.A. Weekly cover story “How to Get Divorced by 30” and will use the article by Sascha Rothchild as the basis for a romantic comedy says Variety.

The author, using the disintegration of her first marriage along with those of five other friends, posits it’s best to begin with a “starter marriage” before finding your ultimate mate. She lays out 15 steps to guide readers to ending the first marriage.

The comedy will focus on a heroine who road-tests the “starter marriage” premise and then finds her perceptions redrawn by reality and relationships.

Marc Platt will produce the picture with scribe Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas,” “The Wedding Date”).