Paul in Final Negotiations to Direct "Plan B" for CBS Films
Alan Poul ("Swingtown," "Big Love," "Six Feet
Under") is in final negotiations to direct "Plan B" for CBS
Films, it was announced today by Amy Baer, President and Chief Executive
Officer of CBS Films, a division of the CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and
CBS). The romantic comedy, which stars Jennifer Lopez, will begin filming
in May. Slated to hit theaters in January 2010, this will be CBS Films’
Poul is making his feature directing debut on the film. Over his
20-year career, the prolific director-producer has received an Emmy Award,
a Golden Globe and three Peabody Awards. For five seasons he was Executive
Producer of HBO's Emmy-winning "Six Feet Under." Last year, he
executive produced and directed the pilot of CBS's provocative 1970s-era
drama "Swingtown." In 2003, Poul was nominated for both a
directing Emmy and a Directors Guild Award for the "Six Feet
Under" episode, "Nobody Sleeps." Poul has also directed
multiple episodes of HBO's historical epic "Rome" and polygamous
family drama "Big Love."
Written by Kate Angelo, "Plan B" centers on a single woman
(Lopez) who turns to artificial insemination to answer her ticking clock
… only to see her back-up plan turned on its side when the man of her
dreams shows up at the same time as her positive pregnancy test results.
Casting for the male lead is currently underway.
"Alan's impressive body of work reflects his ability to depict
relatable characters in unexpected circumstances," says Baer.
"Kate’s script combines laugh-out-loud physical humor with genuine
emotion. We think Alan’s fresh vision is the perfect match to Kate’s
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch ("The Pursuit of
Happyness") will produce through their Escape Artists banner.
Source: CBS Press Release