Greg Mottola made his name with comedies like Superbad and Paul, but he’s planning to go in a slightly different direction with a more literary new project, as he’s in early talks to adapt Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Marriage Plot for Sony, with Scott Rudin producing.
The film follows a coming-of-age love triangle in the early 1980s. At the centre is a bookish English major caught up between the affections of two men. As the romance of her favourite 19th century love stories begins to seep into her own life, the trio move from college to the real world.
It would be the second adaptation of a Eugenides novel, after Sofia Copolla’s The Firgin Suicides in 1999. (Source: Variety)