Writer Christine Roum has renewed her deal at Warner Bros. with an assignment to write the script for a sequel to “The Bodyguard” and another to direct a project for the studio.
Roum previously had a two-year overall deal with the studio. The new arrangement gives the studio two of her next three projects, including “Bodyguard 2.” The directing gig may be a spec script she is writing, “White Lie,” or another project.
In addition to that work, Roum just turned in an adaptation of the novel “Everyday,” written by Elizabeth Richards. She also has written in other genres: Her credits include TV’s “Law & Order,” and a rewrite of “Eraser” for WB.
In 1992, Arnold Kopelson acquired Roum’s spec script, “Dead Reckoning,” through Warner Bros. The project, a Washington thriller about a lawyer entangled in a plot to assassinate a prominent senator, once had Jodie Foster attached, and subsequently, after a rewrite for a male lead, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Seagal. Pic is still in development at the studio, with producer Paula Weinstein also coming on board.
Roum is repped by International Creative Management’s David Wirtschafter and attorney Stephen Warren.