‘Perfect Nanny’ Movie Adaptation Taps ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 11/20/2019 | Justin Kroll
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Leila Slimani’s critically acclaimed, international bestseller “The Perfect Nanny” — aka “Chanson Douce” — is coming to the big screen.

Legendary has closed a deal for Paul Downs Colaizzo to adapt and direct the English-language adaptation.

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Legendary will produce the pic alongside Pascal Caucheteux of Why Not Productions and Philippe Godeau of Pan-Européenne.

The story follows Myriam, a lawyer who decides to return to work after having children. She and her husband think they’ve found the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.

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The novel was awarded France’s highest literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, in 2016, and translation rights sold in a bidding war in 40 territories. Its American edition is a national bestseller and made the New York Times Book Review’s 10 best books of the year list in 2018. In the U.K., “The Perfect Nanny,” titled “Lullaby,” won debut of the year at the British Book...
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