Duo making directing debut on 'Chemistry'

David Posamentier, Geoff Moore also adapting 'Bed' to film

Writing team David Posamentier and Geoff Moore will make their feature directorial debut with "Better Living Through Chemistry," a script they wrote for Occupant Films.

The duo also landed a big studio gig, adapting "Grandma's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast," an upcoming novel by Clete Smith, for Disney and producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films and Television.

"Chemistry" is described as a character-driven dramedy centering on a meek small-town pharmacist, stuck in a loveless marriage, who rediscovers himself through an affair with a trophy wife who introduces him to the wonderful world of prescription drugs. When they begin to plot her husband's murder, everything begins to fall apart.

Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder are producing for Occupant, which is in postproduction on "Peep World," starring Michael C. Hall, and prepping the hit man drama "St. Vincent," starring Mickey Rourke.

"Bed & Breakfast" is a family adventure comedy about a boy who spends the summer at his grandmother's bed and breakfast, where he discovers that it caters to aliens visiting the Earth as tourists. The novel is part of a three-book trilogy being published by Hyperion.

Executive producing is Albert Page of Mandeville, which was behind Disney's Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds comedy "The Proposal."

Five years ago, Posamentier and Moore were slaving away as execs, working at shingles Double Feature and Mad Chance Prods., respectively, when they decided to team to pursue a screenwriting career. The duo, repped by ICM and Kaplan/Perrone, also are penning "Oh Happy Day" for Disney and Mandeville.