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Paramount stirs up Martini’s ‘Secret’

'Lymelife' helmer to direct film based on his script

Writer-director Derick Martini has set up his sophomore film at Paramount.

Studio has preemptively acquired Martini’s original screenplay “I Am My Family’s Secret” and has attached the “Lymelife” helmer to direct.

Comedy will be produced by Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s Montecito Picture Co. and distributed by Par.

Story revolves around two very different brothers who discover their parents have been hiding a life-changing secret for more than two decades.

Par-based Montecito’s upcoming slate includes the George Clooney starrer “Up in the Air” and the Atom Egoyan-helmed drama “Chloe.”

“Lymelife,” Martini’s directorial debut, was exec produced by Martin Scorsese and starred Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin and Cynthia Nixon. It won the Fipresci prize at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.