Variety reports that Union’s production company, I’ll Have Another, has gained exclusive rights to the best-selling book and intends to make it a big screen romantic comedy. This is the actress’ third time executive producing a film she is performing in. The film’s screenplay is being written by Leigh Davenport, a former producer and consultant at BET.
Williams explained how the adaptation came to be in a caption on her Instagram page. “Two years ago, I published a novel called “The Perfect Find.” A year ago, @gabunion read it, loved it, told me so, and I figuratively fainted. And today…this,” she wrote.
Williams’ has used her background as a well-respected beauty editor to create frothy but lifelike novels set in New York’s black media landscape. Her heroines are flawed but well-meaning women navigating their careers and love lives in a world where it’s appropriate to have six black cocktail dresses and no couch. Union will be playing Jenna Jones a former New York powerplayer who returns to the city after a break-up induced professional hiatus to find an industry where the budgets are smaller, the expectations are higher, and the men are hotter.