Sonnenfeld takes ‘Spellman Files’

Director boards Paramount's private eye movie

Barry Sonnenfeld has become attached to direct “The Spellman Files,” the Paramount Pictures adaptation of Lisa Lutz’s novel.

Laura Ziskin is producing.

Story revolves around a single private eye who has to juggle the demands of running her family’s business with her dating life.Simon and Schuster published the book. Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg wrote the script.

Since signing recently with WMA, Sonnenfeld has landed on several potential directing assignments. They include “How to Guide” at MGM, “Bronwyn and Clyde” at Essential, “Dan Mintner: Badass for Hire” for New Line and “Gil’s All Fright Diner,” which Sonnenfeld may direct for DreamWorks Animation. Sonnenfeld’s last feature was “RV.”

Sonnenfeld also has an overall deal at Sony Television, where he’s directing the Lauren Graham pilot for Sony and ABC and developing the Chelsea Handler book “Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea” for a potential series.