Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus' The Nanny Diaries, a satire based on their experiences as, yes, nannies, was described as "an absolutely addictive peek into the utterly weird world of child rearing in the upper reaches of Manhattan's social strata." It sold a whole lot of copies and even created a nanny subgenre under the giant, chick-lit umbrella. It's no surprise, then, that a movie's being made, and that it stars a starlet that all the critics adore.

The film, which was originally owned by Miramax but moved over to The Weinstein Company after the Miramax/Disney split, will star Miss Scarlett Johansson as Annie "Nan" Braddock, the put upon nanny, and Laura Linney as her boss, Mrs. X. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini co-wrote the adaptation and are set to direct together, as well. The movie will start shooting in New York next month, a location that will allow Linney to simultaneously shoot Savages, in which she's costarring with Philip Seymour Hoffman.