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Morrissey Sweet on Chick-Lit 'Sugar Time'

'American History X' producer options Jane Adams' book for film.

John Morrissey, through his JM Productions, has optioned Jane Adams' novel "Sugar Time" for a feature film.

Described as "chick lit for grown up women," "Sugar Time" follows fiftysomething TV writer-producer Charlotte "Sugar" Kane as she attempts to make a comeback in the industry. Adams' website says Kane "hasn’t produced a hit TV series in so long her last one‘s now on Nick at Nite."

Morrissey, whose credits as a producer include "American History X" and "Booty Call," said in a statement, "There are few strong roles for women of a certain age, yet they make up a substantial market for films that resonate with their own life issues.

"Sugar Kane is a great character -- smart, sexy, self-aware and irreverent.  And there are plenty of women who match that description in this town who will be clamoring to play her."

"Sugar Time" marks Adams' return to writing fiction after penning several self-help books, including "Boundary Issues: Using Boundary Intelligence to Get the Intimacy You Want and the Independence You Need in Life, Love, and Work" and "I'm Still Your Mother: How to Get Along With Your Grown-Up Children for the Rest of Your Life."