EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has acquired rights to make feature films from the websites The Knot, The Bump, and The Nest. The first of those sites are popular with couples making wedding plans, the second is for expecting couples, and the third is for settling in as parents. The hope is to turn this into three ensemble films about progressing from the first to the third experience. Set to write is Natalie Krinsky, whose credits include Gossip Girl. She’s repped by CAA and Gotham Group.
The film will be produced by Nicky Weinstock through his Fox-based Invention Films banner, along with Carley Roney, CEO of the XO Group and co-founder of The Knot, and Danielle von Zernick. The Knot has opened divisions in Australia and China. In the U.S., the company claims to reach the vast majority of bridesmaids, so there will certainly be brand recognition and cross-promotional opportunities. WME brokered the rights deal.