'Modern Family' Helmer Gail Mancuso to Direct 'Besties' for DreamWorks

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Gail Mancuso

Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic wrote the script about a woman who heads off on a road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush.

Veteran TV director Gail Mancuso will helm road-trip comedy Besties for DreamWorks Pictures.

Written by Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic, the script follows a woman who embarks on an epic road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush after discovering a long-lost love note.

Ivan Reitman and Ali Bell are producing the project, with Tom Pollock executive producing.

The pic will be distributed by Universal and is eyeing a late 2017 production start.

Mancuso has directed over 300 television episodes, including Modern Family, 30 Rock and Roseanne. She has received three Emmy nominations, winning for outstanding director for a comedy in 2013 and 2014 for Modern Family. Mancuso also has received three DGA noms for directorial achievement in a comedy series. She is repped by ICM Partners and law firm Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher.

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