Charles Shyer to helm 'BFF' pic

Buddy comedy follows best friends who reunite years later

Charles Shyer will direct the comedy "BFF" for Wind Dancer Films.

The female buddy comedy follows childhood best friends who reunite years later in Manhattan and discover that one has become successful while the other remains stalled in their small hometown. Hallie Shyer and Ellen Greenberg are rewriting an original script by Vanessa Parise and Robin Dunne.

Matt Williams and Judd Payne of Wind Dancer will produce, along with Chris Cowles and Chris Fenton of H2F Entertainment and Shyer. Wind Dancer's Dete Meserve will exec produce.

Wind Dancer picked up the spec script a year ago and will fully finance the $20 million project. Shooting is set for the spring.

WME-repped Shyer most recently directed the "Alfie" remake in 2004. He has also co-written and directed "Baby Boom," "Father of the Bride" and "I Love Trouble."

Wind Dancer is developing the comedy "Divorced Guys" and crime drama "American Lightning."

H2F is developing Keanu Reeves starrer "47 Ronin" at Universal and thriller "The Vatican Tapes" with Lionsgate and Lakeshore.
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