From book to the big screen
The Nanny Diaries enjoyed a long stint on bestseller lists everywhere. People were talking about this book for months after it arrived in stores and Julia Roberts was such a fan, she recorded the audio version. I enjoyed this book a lot, partly because I'm from New Jersey and could identify with the rich parents and their friends- people who give their children ridiculous names and parade them around in clothes from places that make Baby Gap look like Pick N' Save. Think well dressed women in gigantic SUV's spending money like it was nothing while the beleagured nanny raises little Appleton or Orion, racing them to ballet, Junior Tai Bo and French Country cooking classes.
Now the novel is coming to the big screen with Scarlett Johansson playing the lead. Scarlett will take on the role of a working class girl from New Jersey who gets a job working for a wealthy family in New York City. Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti will co-star. With a cast this talented, the movie version might even be better than the book.