Witherspoon To Produce “The Engagements”

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