You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bobin new ‘Kid’ on job

Director to helm 'Heartbreak'

“Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.”

He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget.

The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and directed by Elaine May.

Story concerns a man who hastily weds a local girl whom he thinks is perfect — until he falls in love with another girl during the honeymoon.

Script was written by Scot Armstrong (“Old School”), with the most recent drafts by Armstrong and Leslie Dixon (“Freaky Friday”).

Radar Pictures founder Ted Field is exec producing the pic with John Davis. Radar is producing, and DreamWorks is providing financing and domestic distribution. Foreign rights have not yet been hammered out.

Marc Haimes oversees the pic at the studio.

More Film

  • Common, Lena Waithe

    Common, Lena Waithe Join AT&T Hello Lab's Filmmaker-Mentoring Program in Second Year

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service

    Sony Takes Premium Film1 Movies Service Direct To Consumer

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • Tim Robbins to Be Feted at

    Tim Robbins to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019

    BAFTA Details Diversity Requirements for 2019 Film Awards

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • Wang Zhongjun Chinese movie mogul and

    Huayi Bros.’ Dennis Wang Makes Reassurances, Promises Stock Purchases

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: 10 Standout Moments

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    “Da Ali G Show” writer and director James Bobin will make his feature helming debut on DreamWorks’ “The Heartbreak Kid.” He replaces Barry Sonnenfeld, who withdrew when the studio decided to make the film on a smaller budget. The romantic comedy is a loosely inspired remake of the 1972 pic written by Neil Simon and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content