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Bridesmaids Co-Writer To Pen Film About The Inventor Of The Miracle Mop

Though she's been working as an actor for a number of years as well, Annie Mumolo caught her big break last year when she co-wrote the comedy hit Bridesmaids along with Kristen Wiig. The film was lauded for its ability to be funny without sacrificing the feminine power behind it, and as a result those involved in its creation, including Mumolo became names with recognition. And now the writer has found her newest gig as a result.

Deadline reports that Mumolo has made a deal with Fox 2000 to pen the script for a project based on the true story of Joy Mangano, a single mom from Long Island who had to work three jobs to support her family. What makes the story special is that Mangano managed to invent a self-wringing mop and became "one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs" marketing her product on the Home Shopping Network. She eventually earned the nickname, "The Mother of Invention." Her company has invented a number of products since, including "Huggable Hangers" (a thin hanger covered in cloth that helps save closet space, "Forever Fragrant" (odor neutralizers sold in different forms), and the "Clothes It All Luggage System" (a line of suitcases featuring organizational compartments)

The project is being produced by John Davis and Ken Fox along with Ken Mok, one of the executive producers of America's Next Top Model. This will be only Mumolo's second feature film script. Her only other previous writing credit was an episode of the Cheryl Hines series In The Motherhood called "Where There's a Will There's a Wake."

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.