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.”