Former stripper sells comedy pitch

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal has snapped up "Girly Style," a pitch from a scribe who could claim to be the only writer in town to have started out as a stripper.

While the studio is keeping the plot details under wraps, it is understood that "Girly" is a female-driven comedy set at a college.

It comes from Diablo Cody, whose comedic memoir, "Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper," was published by Gotham in December.

Cody sold "Juno," her first screenplay, to Mandate Pictures in 2005. That film, starring Ellen Page as a pregnant teen, was the runner-up for the Audience Award at the recent Toronto International Film Festival and is generating awards buzz in advance of its December 14 release.

from: reuters / hollywood reporter