Helmer hired for Bynes starrer
Andy Fickman will direct DreamWorks’ “She’s the Man,” which Amanda Bynes is toplining for producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Project is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” — a story about the comic and romantic complications that ensue when a teenage girl poses as her missing twin brother for two weeks.
Shuler Donner is producing under her Donners’ Co. banner.
Jack Leslie penned the original screenplay, with rewrites by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith. Marc Haimes is overseeing the project for DreamWorks.
Fickman directed this month’s original Showtime movie “Reefer Madness,” based on the Broadway play and starring Alan Cumming. Pic preemed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.