Laura Linney has signed on to star alongside Scarlett Johansson in The Nanny Diaries for the Weinstein Co., reports Variety.

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini did the adaptation of Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus' bestselling book of the same name and will direct.

The story centers on Annie Braddock (Johansson), a young woman from New Jersey who ends up in the elite culture of Manhattan's Upper East Side as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as simply "the Xs." Linney will star as the head of the household, Mrs. X, who forces Annie to cater to her every whim.

Richard Gladstein is producing the project through his shingle FilmColony, with Dany Wolf as executive producer. Gladstein bought the feature film rights to "Nanny Diaries" prior to its March 2003 publication and set it up at Miramax Films before moving it over to the Weinstein Co. last year following the Disney divorce.

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Brian B.