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Hilary Swank Buys Up Rights to Something Borrowed


Soon, author Emily Giffin will find something of hers borrowed for the big screen — her stories. Hilary Swank and her producing partner Molly Smith have bought the rights to Giffin's popular novels Something Borrowed and Something Blue, and they may end up being "starring vehicles" for Swank. We were just talking about these producing partners and another book-to-movie deal that may star Swank: French Women Don't Get Fat. That Hilary Swank! She keeps busy.

Variety explains that Something Borrowed follows "a Manhattan attorney who becomes involved with her best friend's fiance following her 30th birthday." Something Borrowed is my favorite of all of Giffin's books (it even inspired a Buzzworthy Challenge way back when) so I really hope they don't mess this up! Along the same lines, I don't really envision Swank in this role. At all. I might be on a Rebecca Hall kick after seeing her in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but I really think she'd be a better fit. Or. . .anyone else. What do you think? Have you read Giffin's books?

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scat30 scat30 6 years
Oh My Gosh I completely agree with you about Rebecca Hall as playing Rachel. After seeing Vicky Cristina Barcelona I pictured her when I reading Something Borrowed. That would be amazing if Rebecca Hall did this movie.
lainswo lainswo 6 years
Althought I love Hilary Swank, I dont see her being Rachel at all, I agree, Rebecca Hall did amazing in vicky cristina barcelona and would be a great fit! hope they do a good job on the movie, its my fav book.
abgg311 abgg311 7 years
I think that Darcy would be great played by Reese witherspoon and josh duhamel and Dex
mariellynelly mariellynelly 7 years
And Buzz, I'm glad Something Borrowed is your favorite too. Everyone I know likes Something Borrowed, but loves Something Blue and it's the opposite with me. I can relate with Rachel a lot better and Darcy wasn't my favorite character. I hope hope hope this movie will not turn out terrible.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 7 years
OH NOOO I hope Swank will not be in any of the movies, she definitely does not fit any character. Well, maybe Claudia in Baby Proof, but none in the Something Borrowed/Something Blue series. I always saw Aaron Eckhart as Dex. His facial structure always struck me as the perfect Dex type. He just needs to dye his hair brown.
Ms--Anonymous Ms--Anonymous 7 years
All I know is this- Swank should stick to dramatic pieces because PS I love you was not her greatest work at all!!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
If she plans to be in both ... that would be Darcy right? It's been a while and I don't see her in that role. Maybe Rachel in the first one. Those books were really entertaining though so I do look forward to screen adaptions.
caramel-latte caramel-latte 7 years
OMG, I LOVE Emily Giffin's writing style, she's so great. I feel like this is "chick lit" that I can really get on board for, you know? Malin Akerman as Darcy is such a good idea! The other one I thought of was Becki Newton from Ugly Betty. She's so good at being catty and shallow, but also kinda pitiable at times. She could rock the Darcy.
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 7 years
I love reading these books! Here's my picks: Rachel - Rachel McAdams :) Darcy - Scarlett Johansonn - not a bog fan, but she can play her well Dex - Chris Evans (he was so cute in nanny Diaries)
elle-j elle-j 7 years
I thought patrick dempsey too at first, but then decided he is a bit old to play Dex
Nitachequita Nitachequita 7 years
Interesting how the chick flick actresses (Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock) desperately want to get dramatic parts, and drama chick Hilary is desparately trying to get a chick flick part. While Meg and Sandra can do drama, I can't say the same about Hilary; I'm in agreement with the other commenters on P.S. I Love You.
smhooper smhooper 7 years
this was my favorite book by emily griffin!! i can't wait for this, i hope the movie is just as good as the book!
dcdawg dcdawg 7 years
I absolutely adore these books. It's about time someone snapped them up for movie rights. I agree though that I cannot see Hilary Swank in either of the main roles at all. I think James Marsden or Patrick Dempsey would make an excellent Dex.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
by the way, Malin is PERFECT for Darcy! absolutely perfect!
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