MOVIE NEWS: I Don't Know How She Does It

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Allison Pearson's bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It is to be adapted into a movie starring Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, The Daily Show's Olivia Munn and Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live, ComingSoon has revealed.


They will star alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammer in the film, directed by Douglas McGrath.


The film is to be based on Allison's 2002 novel in which heroine Kate Reddy is forced to juggle life as a career woman and mum. The film begins shooting in January.


For those who aren't familiar with the book, here's the synopsis:


Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson's smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as "The national anthem for working mothers." Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mother of two, Kate Reddy manages to juggle nine currencies in five time zones and keep in step with the Teletubbies. But when she finds herself awake at 1:37 a.m. in a panic over the need to produce a homemade pie for her daughter's school, she has to admit her life has become unrecognizable. With panache, wisdom, and uproarious wit, I Don't Know How She Does It brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of every working mom.

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