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Wonder Years star Fred Savage is moving from on-camera work to working behind the camera, and he has a lot on his plate for the near future.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Savage is in talks to direct a Charlize Theron comedy titled Ladies Night. Production could begin as early as 2014.
Ladies Night stars and is being produced by Theron. The comedy is being seen as a Bridesmaids-type female based comedy. The movie centers around a woman who is fed up with her long-term relationship with her boyfriend and his failure to commit. So she rounds up her lady friends and hits the town for one final go-around before she packs up and leaves for New York.
The script was written by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and is based off his original pitch. It is being backed by David Ellison and his Skydance productions.
This won’t be the first time Savage goes behind a camera. In February, news broke that the former-child-star-turned-director will be directing CBS pilots The McCarthys and Jacked Up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s all part of his two-year contract with the network.
Some of Savage’s other directing credentials include FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, ABC’s Modern Family and CBS’ Two Broke Girls.
Ladies Night also marks a transition for Theron. News of this comedy comes after she recently signed on to be in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West.