Sucsy to direct Spyglass Entertainment's love story
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum will topline “The Vow” for Spyglass Entertainment.
Michael Sucsy, helmer of “Grey Gardens,” is directing “The Vow,” with production set to start at the end of August in Chicago and Toronto.
Spyglass is fully financing “The Vow.” Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman and Paul Taublieb are producing, with Austin Hearst and Susan Cooper exec producing.
Project’s based on a true story about a young woman who loses all recent memory in a car accident and struggles to rebuild her identity. Spyglass hasn’t yet made a deal with a distributor.
Story of the couple — Kim and Krickitt Carpenter — dates from 1993, two months after their marriage, when their car was hit from behind by a truck.
Sucsy’s also re-writing the script. Previous writers include the writing team of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, Michael Seitzman, Jason Katims and Hanna Weg.
Cassidy Lange is overseeing for Spyglass.
Tatum was seen most recently in romancer “Dear John” and appears next in actioner “Eagle of the Ninth” in February.” He’s currently shooting “Cheaters.”
McAdams starred in “Sherlock Holmes” and will be seen next in Paramount’s “Morning Glory.” She’s due to start working Woody Allen’s film “Midnight in Paris” in July.
Spyglass is a producer on Paramount’s “Dinner for Schmucks,” which opens next month, and on “The Tourist,” starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp and due out this fall from Sony.
Tatum is repped by UTA and Management 360; McAdams is repped by UTA and Magnolia Entertainment.