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WB eyes Nava to helm ‘Fools’

Warner Bros. is eyeing Gregory Nava, director and writer of Warner Bros.’ “Selena,” to helm the Tina Andrews-scripted “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?”

The pic is about three women who claim to be the wives of dead rock star Frankie Lymon. Pic chronicles the stories they tell during a court battle to win access to Lymon’s royalties.

The studio is in talks with the director to helm the pic. In addition to “Selena,” Nava also directed and co-wrote the pic “My Family/Mi Familia.” Other credits include “El Norte” and “A Time of Destiny.”

“Fools” is Andrews’ reworking of her first screenplay, “Frankie: The Frankie Lymon Story.” Andrews, who is an actress, novelist and producer, has also written “The Power of No” for producer Dawn Steel at Touchstone and “The Cotillion” for Columbia, among other pics.

Nava is repped by ICM. Andrews is repped by William Morris.

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