Cole Married To Eloise Film

British director Nigel Cole will direct a feature adaptation of classic children’s character “Eloise”, the first project planned by the new-look HandMade Films stable.

Cole will direct “Eloise in Paris” from a Janet Brownell and Erin Joslyn script adapted from the children’s book of the same name, written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.

The company says it hopes this is the first movie in a feature film franchise from the five books penned according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The live-action film is scheduled to shoot this year on location in Paris, New York and London for release in spring 2008.