Lionsgate has announced plans for an English-language remake of the Spanish-language hit “Instructions Not Included”. Tony-winning producer Amanda Lipitz (“Step”) will direct the project.
The story follows the life of a playboy jazz musician which is upended when a former flame leaves their baby girl for him to raise alone. He smuggles them across the border to find her in Los Angeles.
One day he sees the girl wander into a pool and jumps ten floors to save her. He promptly gets a stuntman job and raises the young girl. Six years later, the birth mother returns and wants to be part of her daughter’s life.
Rob Lieber, Keith Merryman and David A Newman are writing the script while Lipitz is also producing.