'2 Broke Girls' Creator Whitney Cummings to Make Directorial Debut

Whitney Cummings Summer TCA Tour - P 2012
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Whitney Cummings Summer TCA Tour - P 2012

The comedian will co-write and star in the relationship comedy 'The Female Brain.'

Whitney Cummings, co-creator of hit sitcom 2 Broke Girls, is set to make her directorial debut with The Female Brain, a relationship comedy the comedian co-wrote with Neal Brennan.

Cummings will also star in the film, based on Louann Brizendine’s non-fiction book of the same name, which looks at the neurology behind romantic relationships.

Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing, and Erika Olde will produce the film alongside Night and Day Pictures’ Michael Roiff. Casting is currently underway, with principal photography set to begin in July in Los Angeles.

"The Female Brain is a book that profoundly changed my life, and I'm really proud of how Neal Brennan and I wrote the script in a way that addresses how both men and women are often challenged and undermined by their reptilian brains and primordial fears," said Cummings. "I'm really grateful Black Bicycle is letting me make a science comedy!"

Cummings next appears alongside Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson in Denise Di Novi's Unforgettable for Warner Bros. 

Black Bicycle Entertainment recently announced Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s Home Again with Rose Byrne attached to star, which they are financing and producing alongside Nancy Meyers. The company is financing and producing Claire and Jake Scott’s The Burning Woman – both with Scott Free Productions and written by Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night, Out of the Furnace).

Cummings is represented by CAA and Mosaic. Olde is also represented by CAA, which represents the film's worldwide distribution rights.