Erin Cressida Wilson will adapt Lisa See's novel Peony in Love, which tells of the difficulties and oppression facing women in 17th century China, for Fox 2000.

According to Variety, the story revolves around a young woman who starves herself to death after falling in love with a man she fears she'll never be allowed to wed. She comes up with her plan after seeing the Chinese opera "The Peony Pavilion," which tells a similar tale.

A large part of See's book takes place after the young heroine has died, as she encounters a series of ghosts, including her dead grandmother, who impart their own experiences.

No production date has been set.