HOLLYWOOD — Reteaming with Hilary Duff, Mark Rosman will direct “The Perfect Man,” which Universal Pictures has greenlit for a late April start.
In “Perfect Man,” produced by Marc Platt, Duff will play a daughter looking to set up her single mom. “But she can’t find the right man for her mother, so she makes one up,” Rosman said.
Duff and Rosman wrapped “Cinderella Story” at Warner Bros. last year. They first worked together when Rosman directed episodes of “Lizzie McGuire,” the Disney strip that earned Duff her teen girl fan following.
Platt said Rosman “had the most interesting take on the material and responded both to the comedy and the heart in the story.”
In addition to Platt, Susan Duff, the thesp’s manager-mother, and Dawn Wolfrom are producing.
Platt exec Adam Siegel bought the pic in a life-rights deal with scribe Heather Robinson, who wrote an early draft with Michael McQuown. Gina Wendkos was brought on to rewrite the script.
Overseeing for U are vice chair Scott Stuber and exec VP Holly Bario.