After more than a five-year layoff from features, Susan Seidelman will return as a helmer with “Impossible,” for Lux Pictures and Dan Lupovitz Prods.
Seidelman attached herself to the project after reading the script by first-time screenwriter Diana Amsterdam.
Project, which is still searching for a distribber, is being produced by Jodie Burke, Lupovitz and James Magowan.
“Impossible” is a comedy about a young female playwright and a working-class stiff, both fed up with relationships, who meet once a week just to have sex.
Seidelman has not helmed a feature since “She-Devil” and “Cookie” in 1989. She said she had a child in December of that year and decided to take a few years off, which helped her focus on her filmmaking.
“Sometimes you need to step back and start thinking about making movies about real people,” she said.
Her last credit as a director was for a short, “The Dutch Master,” which was nominated for an Oscar in 1994.
“I feel like I really want to make a film again,” she said. “My brain is filled with stuff again. I was feeling as though I was running on empty before. Having taken a break, I feel I have some things I want to say again.”
Seidelman’s other directing credits include “Smithereens,” “Making Mr. Right” and “Desperately Seeking Susan.”