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Weisman set to helm ‘Out-of-Towners’

Sam Weisman, who directed Disney’s surprise summer hit “George of the Jungle,” has swung into action on Paramount’s Steve Martin-Goldie Hawn starrer “The Out-of-Towners.”

He replaces helmer Peter Segal, who ankled the project over “creative differences,” according to sources.

Weisman joins the remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy without a moment to spare: Shooting is set to start next month on the film about a hapless couple who visit New York for a job interview.

The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Teri Schwartz and Robert Evans.

Weisman also directed “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “Bye, Bye Love.” His TV credits include series “Family Ties” and “Brooklyn Bridge.” He’s repped by manager Judy Hoflund and UTA’s Jeremy Zimmer.

Segal has directed two films for Paramount, “Naked Gun 33 1/3” and “Tommy Boy,” as well as Warner Bros.’ “My Fellow Americans.”

He’s currently attached to WB’s adaptation of the space-age cartoon series “The Jetsons” for producer Denise Di Novi and the adaptation of Marvel Comics’ “Fantastic Four” for Fox, with Chris Columbus and Bernd Eichinger producing.

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(With contributions from Paul Karon.)

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