Summit Entertainment has acquired feature rights to the romantic comedy Kicked, Bitten And Scratched, based on Amy Sutherland's books Kicked Bitten And Scratched: Life And Lessons At The World's Premier School For Exotic Animal Trainers and What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love And Marriage.

Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky are adapting the screenplay that Michael Ohoven will produce through his Infinity Films along with Kristin Hahn and Dana Adam Shapiro. Kevin Turen and Henry Winterstern will serve as executive producers.

Kicked, Bitten And Scratched logline centres on an LA Times reporter who undergoes a crisis of confidence when her husband says he wants to start a family, only to learn how to cure her marriage while on an assignment at a school for exotic animal training.

Feig and Summit's vice president of production Meredith Milton, who brought the project to the studio, will oversee the project for Summit.

'Rottenberg and Zuritsky have found the amazingly funny, touching and, above all else, hysterically true romantic comedy in the story and we cannot wait until this movie strikes as much of a chord with a wide audience as the real life stories did,' Summit's production president Erik Feig said.

'We're all so busy trying to think and talk our way through things but Sutherland's books are a guide to discovering how empowering it can be to tap into that instinctive, primal intelligence we sometimes forget we possess,' Hahn said.

Rottenberg and Zuritsky previously wrote the scripts for select episodes of Army Wives, Six Degrees and Sex And The City and are represented by UTA and attorneys Patti Felker and Chris Abramson.