Lima will direct ‘Frank’ for Fox 2000

'Enchanted' helmer signs on to romantic comedy

Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing.

Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make some friends. After several unsuccessful attempts at socializing with her peers, she decides to use her scientific prowess and piece together a friend out of the med school’s instructional cadavers.

Fox 2000 acquired the story from Karey Kirkpatrick, who’s exec producing with Mike Weber. Studio hasn’t assigned a writer to the project yet.

Lima’s attached to direct a number of projects including “Tom Thumb,” “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” and “The Spook’s Apprentice.”

More Film

  • Gaumont's Christmas Comedy Santa & Cie

    Gaumont's French Christmas Comedy 'Santa & Cie' Set for Massive Roll-Out in China

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • Charles Rivkin

    CineAsia: Charles Rivkin Looks to Asia as Locomotive for Theatrical Cinema

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • Tax Plan Strikes Fear Among Below

    Hollywood's Below-the-Line Workers Anxious About New Tax Plans

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • Detective Pikachu

    Film News Roundup: Live-Action 'Detective Pikachu' Gets 2019 Release

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in

    Movie Chain AMC Exploring Investment in Saudi Arabia

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

  • SPENCER LOCKE as Melissa Rainier in

    CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to 'Insidious: The Last Key' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox 2000 has signed Kevin Lima (“Enchanted”) to direct romantic comedy “Frank” with Radar Pictures topper Ted Field and Chris Chase producing. Story centers on a teenage prodigy who’s on the cutting edge of cell research in medical school and is encouraged by her guidance counselor to take a break from the lab and make […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content