Pitch Perfect Director to Helm Comedy-Drama Film
According to Deadline, Lionsgate has officially enlisted Perfect director Jason Moore will helm his upcoming film adaptation of The Gunclebased on Steven Rowley’s bestselling novel of the same name.
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“Steven Rowley’s book The Guncle captured my heart right away,” Moore said in a statement. “It’s hilarious in its observation of the intersection wanting a family and not yet being fully equipped to lead one. I’m thrilled to be collaborating again with my friends at Lionsgate to bring this story to the public.
The Guncle will be written by Rowley, who will also serve as an executive producer. The producers are Kristin Burr, Rob Weisbach and Jessica Friedman for Burr! Productions. Meanwhile, James Myers and Scott O’Brien will oversee the Lionsgate project.
“The story follows a reclusive and once-famous gay television star who takes his young niece and nephew to his Palm Springs home after the sudden death of their mother, introducing them to his outsized life and unique wisdom and bringing healing to all three,” it read. the synopsis.
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Besides the 2012 musical, Moore has only directed two other films so far: the 2015 buddy comedy sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and the upcoming romantic action movie wedding shot with Jennifer Lopez.