Directors: Dobkin, Richet, Ditter, D’Elia

Untitled Hugh Hefner Biopic
David Dobkin is reportedly in talks to direct a Hugh Hefner biopic at Warner Bros. Pictures. Peter Morgan (“Rush”) is scripting the project which was previously setup at Universal with Brett Ratner attached.

The story will reportedly be set sometime in the 1970s, well after Hef founded Playboy magazine in 1953. [Source: Variety]

Pox Americana
“Mesrine” director Jean-Francois Richet has been set to direct “Pox Americana” for CODE Entertainment. Frank John Hughes’ script made the Top Ten of the just-published 2013 Black List.

The story follows an Army officer and an Indian scout in the New Mexico Territory in the 1850s who are sent by the U.S. President to lead a special ops team to assassinate the head of the Navajo nation. Filming begins next year. [Source: Deadline]

How To Be Single
Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie”) is in negotiations to direct the ensemble comedy “How to Be Single” at New Line. Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen are producing this adaptation of the Liz Tuccillo novel.

The story explores various issues of a 38-year-old woman exploring being single in New York City. She deals with the issues of online dating, how long to wait before having children, when to get married, blind dating, casual sex and the fear of commitment. [Source: Variety]

Green Olds
Matt D’Elia has come aboard to direct the indie dark comedic thriller “Green Olds”. Dallas Brennan is penning the script while Barbara De Fina will produce.

Set in the early 1950s, the story follows a husband and wife who will stop at nothing to become the perfect, ideal nuclear family. Filming aims to begin this Spring in New Mexico. [Source: THR]