YOU’LL LAUGH, YOU’LL CRY, YOU’LL MISCARRY

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06.24.09 20 Comments

America’s sweetheart and noted joy-to-work-with Katherine Heigl has signed up for Life as We Know It, which surprisingly isn’t a Lifetime movie of the week.

Project dates back to 2001, when Revolution bought the spec from scribes Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson. Story follows two unattached adults whose worlds are turned upside down when their mutual best friends die in an accident and name them as caregivers for their orphaned daughter.  Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl are exec producing. [Variety]

Just in case you’re an aspiring screenwriter, here are the templates for a Katherine movie:

COMEDY: A wacky circumstance brings two attractive people together.  At first they resist, then they fall in love.

DRAMA: A tragic circumstance forces two attractive people together.  At first they cry, then they struggle, then they fall in love.

Also, another great comedic device is if the main character has to adopt an otter.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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