EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has locked Easy A director/producer Will Gluck and star Emma Stone in deals to make another movie together. Gluck will write it, and direct and produce, while Stone will star and be executive producer. They are working out the beats of the film but the goal of Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper is to have the picture ready to start production next summer. Stone will be free by then after starring alongside Andrew Garfield in the Marc Webb-directed Spider-Man reboot. Gluck will write it while readying the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis Screen Gems comedy Friends With Benefits for July 22 release. Easy A has grossed north of $65 million worldwide since it was released in September.
“Will and Emma blossomed in Easy A, which was easily the most well-liked and best critiqued movie Screen Gems has made,” Culpepper told me. “To have them want to team again at Screen Gems makes me the happiest and luckiest guy in the business. I think he was afraid I might pour a glass of iced tea over his head had he tried to go anywhere else.”
Stone will next be seen starring in Crazy, Stupid, Love for Warner Bros, and she is filming an adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett bestseller The Help for DreamWorks. Stone’s repped by WME and Raw, while Gluck’s at UTA.