Donald Petrie Directing Fashionistas

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Donald Petrie has signed on to direct and produce Fashionistas, the the romantic comedy based on the novel by Lynn Messina.

According to Variety, Petrie is joining alongside CP Productions' Chrstine Peters and Michael Cerenzie along with Kallagio Entertainment as producer.

Fashionistas was originally going to be produced by Paramount, but now is being done independently by CP Productions.

The novel, which was Lynn Messina's first work, is the story of a young woman working at a design studio who plots to take down her boss by making up a designer.  Danny Fischer and Paula Chorley will be adapting the novel for the big screen.

Christine Peters and Donald Petrie are no strangers to each other or the romantic comedy genre, as the two teamed up previously for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Production will begin in late 2008.

Fashionistas Novel

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