Seth Gordon to direct Rashida Jones comedy
“Four Christmases” helmer Seth Gordon is set to take on “Celeste and Jesse Forever” for Overture Films.Gordon, who launched his filmmaking career with the breakout documentary “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,” is attached to direct the romantic comedy, which will star Rashida Jones. Story revolves around a young divorcing couple who try to maintain their longstanding friendship while pursuing other relationships. Jones, who is best known for her roles on the NBC comedies “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” penned the screenplay with writing partner Will McCormack. Project, which was originally set up at Fox Atomic before being picked up by Overture in turnaround, marks the first script sale for Jones and her fellow thesp McCormack, who is poised to play a supporting role in the pic. There is no firm start date, but Overture, which is in the process of casting a male lead, is eyeing an April shoot. Team Todd’s Suzanne and Jennifer Todd are producing. Gordon is attached to helm several projects that are in the early stages of development including Columbia Pictures’ “The Only Living Boy in New York” and a dramatic remake of “King of Kong.”
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