“Fig,” “Me,” “Spy” Set Their Directors

Fig Me Spy Set Their Directors

Three upcoming feature films have locked in directors this week. First up, “Get Smart” and “Fifty First Dates” helmer Peter Segal will direct “My Spy,” an action-comedy starring Dave Bautista who will also produce with Jonathan Meisner and Chris Bender.

Jon and Erich Hoeber wrote the script in which a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Next up, “The Wife” director Bjorn Runge has signed on to direct the indie feature “Remember Me” which he’ll helm from a script written by Stephen Glantz.

The based on the true story tale follows Abe and Regina Tauber, who fell in love at a young age, were separated by the German invasion of Poland, and then begin an almost unbelievable tale of survival.

Finally, “Bridesmaids” and “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig is attached to direct a film adaptation of “Jumanji” author Chris Van Allsburg’s 1993 children’s book “The Sweetest Fig” into a feature. Van Allsburg, William Teitler, Mike Weber and Ted Field will produce.

The story takes place in Paris and focuses on Monsieur Bibot, a wealthy but rude dentist who lives alone with a mistreated dog. After he removes the rotting tooth of an impoverished old woman, she gives him two magical figs as payment – and ultimately gets his just desserts.

Sources: THR, Screen