'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.”

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