Maguire to direct romantic comedy based on Medwed's novel
LONDON — Sharon Maguire, director of “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” is attached to direct “Mail,” a romantic comedy set in Boston that Archer Street Prods. is developing for FilmFour.Playwright Wendy Wasserstein (“The Object of My Affection”) is writing the screenplay, based on Mameve Medwed’s novel about a struggling writer who falls for her mailman. Pic is described as a “modern-day, Jane Austen-style comedy of manners.” Maguire brought the book to Archer Street and FilmFour. “This is a perfect film for Sharon,” Archer Street’s Andy Paterson said. “It’s a romantic comedy with a twist, and she has an instinctive understanding that comedy only works if you really care about the characters.”
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