Nice: Jen Sacks' Dark Novel Starring Reese Witherspoon

April 17, 2009–Fox Searchlight has acquired screen rights to Jen Sacks' “Nice,” to be developed as a star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon.  Ben Queen will adapt the darkly humorous novel.


Witherspoon, who will produce with Keri Selig, Gayla Nethercott and Jennifer Simpson, plays a magazine writer who accidentally kills her boyfriend. She finds a way to get rid of the body and discovers that killing boyfriends is easier than breaking up with them.


Published in 1998, the book was set up at Warner as a vehicle for Helen Hunt, but the project never came together. For Fox Searchlight's version, Queen will keep the dark, edgy tone of the book.