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Ken Kwapis set to direct The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets

10.01.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Ken Kwapis, who is known for genial fare like HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU and THE SISTERHOOD OF TRAVELING PANTS, is himself traveling into darker territory with THE CARE AND FEEDING OF EXOTIC PETS, a psychological thriller that pits a single mother against a kidnapper and his sinister iguana. Yes, that's what it's about!

The film will be an adaptation of the Diana Wagman novel of the same name, which is due to be published this November. Read on for the book's full description:

Winnie Parker, mother to an angst-ridden teenage daughter and ex-wife to a successful game show host who left her for a twenty-something contestant, begins a normal day in her hum-drum existence by dropping her car off at the repair shop. After accepting what she believes is a ride to pick up her rental car, Winnie realizes too late that she's been kidnapped.

What follows is a riveting psychological game of cat and mouse set in the kidnapper's tropically heated house—kept that way for Cookie, a menacing seven-foot long Iguana headquartered in the kitchen. While desperately seeking to escape—which leads to several violent clashes with her increasingly unstable kidnapper—Winnie also tries to understand why she was taken captive. Is her kidnapper merely seeking a ransom or does he have something more sinister in mind? Does he know that Winnie's mother is an Oscar-winning actress? Or did he connect her with Jonathan, her famous ex-husband? When the truth reveals itself, Winnie is not only forced to fight for her life, but must also protect the lives of those she loves from the kidnapper's deranged master plan.

In a way, I guess you could call this movie HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU AND HE WANTS HIS IGUANA TO EAT YOUR FACE.

Kwapis' production company, In Cahoots, acquired Wagman's book and will oversee production; Kwapis is currently penning the screenplay.


HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU star Jennifer Aniston

Extra Tidbit: Does this flick sound like a fun ride to you?
Source: Deadline.com

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