Actress to make directorial debut with 'Helen'

Jennifer Love Hewitt will make her feature directing debut in an adaptation of family ghost story “Wait Till Helen Comes” through Hewitt’s Fedora Films and Just Believe Prods.

Producers are Hewitt and producing partner A.J. Rinella; Victoria Sanchez Mandryk co-produces and Manuel Freedman exec produces. A summer start is eyed.

Sanchez Mandryk has penned the script for “Wait Till Helen Comes,” based on the novel by Mary Downing Hahn, about a 12-year-old girl haunted by the tormented ghost of a little girl.

Hewitt directed several segments of “The Ghost Whisperer.” She and A.J. Rinella have set up “Bad Taste in Men” at ABC and an untitled comedy at Fox, as well as a series adaptation of her TV film “The Client List” at Lifetime.

WME, which reps Hewitt, is packaging “Wait Till Helen Comes.”

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