Moms, “Throttle,” “Acceleration” Get Helmers

Sean Anders (“Horrible Bosses 2”) has been slated to direct the long-stalled Jennifer Aniston comedy “Mean Moms” at New Line. Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick are producing.

Anders and writing partner John Morris are writing the script which will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs and faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.

In other director news, “Furious 7” cinematographer Stephen Windon will make his directorial debut on DragonSlate Media’s action thriller “Full Throttle” which begins shooting in the first quarter of next year around Malaysia and Singapore.

Todd Slawsby penned the script about a motorcylce racer who works as a courier in Kuala Lumpur after suffering a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore. After the courier’s girlfriend is abducted, he must crisscross the city, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime.

Finally, Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”) is set to direct an adaptation of Graham McNamee’s young adult thriller “Acceleration”. Alvarez will direct from a script he’s adapting with Adam Shazar.

Set during a heatwave, a teenager has taken on a summer job working in the bowels of the Transit Authority’s Lost and Found department. He stumbles upon the diary of a serial killer stalking his prey in the subway – one who has already chosen his next victim.

Sources: Variety & Deadline