EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has set Nanny McPhee helmer Kirk Jones to direct a romantic comedy adaptation of Heidi Murkoff’s how-to manual What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Heather Hach wrote the first draft and Whip It! scribe Shauna Cross did a rewrite. Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy, Arnie Messer and David Thwaites are producing, and Doug McKay is co-producer. Murkoff and husband Erik Murkoff are exec producers with Alan Nevins. The book has sold north of 16 million copies, and is being turned into a pic in the vein of Love Actually, where five couples experience the surprises that happen when a stork visit is imminent. CAA-repped Jones made his breakthrough with Waking Ned Devine.
Kirk Jones To Helm Lionsgate's 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'
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