Former Will and Grace star Megan Mullally has picked up the rights to the Sally MacLeod novel, Passing Strange.

The actress will produce the film with her new development company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she has hired former visual effects guru Martin Garner to write the screenplay that focuses on an ugly ducking woman who is persuaded by her husband's family to have major cosmetic surgery. When the couple move to the Carolinas, the woman embarks on an affair with their black yardman with dire consequences.

The novel is based on some true events that happened to MacLeod, which included a stint as a model. There is no production schedule for Passing Strange.