Eric Bross has signed on to direct the $10 million-budgeted “On the L,” starring ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass and fellow ‘N Syncer Joey Fatone.
The project marks the first through Bass’ recently formed production company A Happy Place, in which he is teamed with former Playtone Co. exec Wendy Thorlakson, ‘N Sync megamanager Johnny Wright, producer Richard Hull and attorney Joe Anderson (Daily Variety 1/24/2001).
Peter Abrams and Robert Levy’s Tapestry Films will team with Happy Place to produce the film, which will feature a soundtrack from Jive Records. Production is slated to begin in March. Robbie Brenner, VP of development for Miramax, is overseeing the project.
Written by Eric Aronson and Paul Stanton, “On the L” is a romantic comedy about a couple who meet briefly on their city’s train system and must then find a way to reunite. Pic stems from a short film, “On the Line,” on which Tapestry exec Andrew Panay was a producer.
He previously directed “The Chippendales Murder” for USA Networks, as well as indie films “Restaurant” and “Ten Benny.”