According to Variety, Universal has optioned screen rights to "London Is the Best City in America," a novel by Laura Dave that will be developed as a star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon.

Gwyn Lurie has been set to write the script.

The protagonist is a young woman stuck in neutral after dumping her fiance. She works in a fishing-tackle shop while cobbling together a documentary about the wives of fisherman and is called home for the wedding of her brother.