“Spellbound” director Jeffrey Blitz is negotiating to direct laffer “Table 19” for Fox Searchlight.
Shawn Levy will produce through his 21 Laps banner.
Pic, written by Jay and Mark Duplass, originally had the duo attached to helm.
Described as a singles-at-the-wedding pic, the ensemble comedy follows a group of strangers who meet at the “losers” table at a wedding. Told from their perspective, the story explores what marriage means to those on the sidelines.
Blitz’s directing credits on the TV side include “The Office” and MTV pilot “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.”
He also directed docu “Lucky,” released last year.
Levy’s also had a busy year. The multihyphenate recently signed on to direct “The Three Misfortunes of Geppetto,” written by Michael Vukadinovich, for 20th Century Fox. He’s also attached to helm the Max Landis-penned “Frankenstein” for Fox and Davis Entertainment.
Fox-based 21 Laps is also shooting “Neighborhood Watch” in Atlanta and is producing the Michael Sucsy-helmed “Rosaline.”
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Blitz is repped by CAA.