Film Department to make 'Perfect' film

Italian comedy set for an English-language incarnation

The Film Department is aiming for perfection, signing up for an English-language take on Italian romantic comedy "The Perfect Man."

Peter Chelsom will helm the feature about a love triangle in which one woman tries to break up the relationship between her close male and female friends by hiring a male model to come between them. The pic is based on Luca Lucini's 2005 Italian-language "L'Uomo Perfetto."

Denise Di Novi, who counts "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Edward Scissorhands" among her many producing credits, is producing via her Di Novi Pictures banner. Colleen McGuinness, who is also writing the screenplay for Di Novi's "Not Our Class Dear," is penning the script.

In addition to Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Mark Gill and Robert Katz are producing, while Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen are exec producing.

Chelsom helmed "Shall We Dance" and "Serendipity" and is directing Disney's big-screen version of "Hannah Montana."

Startup producer-distributor The Film Department is behind a number of upcoming projects, including F. Gary Gray's vigilante tale "Law Abiding Citizen" and the Catherine Zeta-Jones cougar comedy "The Rebound."
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