New Line’s decided to find out “What Boys Want,” snapping up the comedy pitch by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer and attaching teen star Selena Gomez to topline and Kevin Misher to produce.
Story centers on a teenage girl who can hear what men are thinking. Allen Fisher of Principato-Young and Gomez’s mother, Mandy Teefey, will exec produce.
New Line’s in final negotiations with the 17-year-old Gomez, who has built a huge fanbase from her role in the Disney Channel series, “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” She formed July Moon Prods. last year and has partnered with XYZ Films to finance development of at least two films in which she would star and produce.
Misher’s most recent producing credits are on Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” and Dito Montiel’s “Fighting.”
Andelson and Meyer penned “Step Up 3D” for Disney and “Naomi and Eli’s No Kiss List” with Hayden Panettiere starring for Fox.