Hilary Swank Has a Soft Spot for Thin French Women

Hilary SwankIn her attempt to monopolize any film that has a statement as a title, like Boys Don’t Cry, Hilary Swank and producing partner Molly Smith have acquired the film rights to French Women Don’t Get Fat.

The two-time Academy Award winning Swank is considering starring in the adaptation of the best-selling book, which is being “envisioned as a romantic comedy about the manager of a champagne company who learns some tough life lessons,” according to Variety.

The book, authored by Mireille Guiliano, was first published in 2004 and offers advice on such hot topics as how French women can eat calorie-heavy treats like pastries or wine and still manage to stay thin. Too bad Christopher Nolan skipped out this one, as it surely would have killed in IMAX format. Sigh.

The adaptation will be written by Heather Hach, who wrote the remake of Freaky Friday and the Legally Blonde musical.

Is Hilary Swank the best actress of the past decade? Would you want to see a sequel starring Jack Black called Dutch Dudes Don’t Diet? Me neither.

Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (

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