Anne Fletcher, whose movie “27 Dresses” opens this weekend, has signed on to direct Touchstone Pictures’ romantic comedy “The Proposal.”
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock are attached to star in the project, which is being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
The deal with Fletcher puts the project into gear for a spring start date.
The script, written by Peter Chiarelli, follows a publishing executive (Bullock) who forces her assistant (Reynolds) to marry her so she can avoid deportation to Canada.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producing.
Kristin Burr and Casey Wolfe are overseeing for the studio.
Fletcher is a choreographer whose list of work ranges from the cheerleading moves in “Bring It On” to the Age of Aquarius musical number in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” She made her directing debut with 2006’s “Step Up,” Touchstone’s surprise hit dance movie that grossed more than $65 million.
Fletcher hopes to put her choreography skills into play for “Proposal” by adding physical comedy into the mix.
” ‘The Proposal’ has great physical comedy, which I for one, and I think a lot of other people, love seeing Sandy in,” Fletcher said. “Ryan has great physical comedy skills too, and I always thought, why isn’t he doing romantic comedies? So I’m excited to get my fingers into this.”
Fletcher is repped by UTA.