Engler will pop the 'Question'
Empty"30 Rock" Emmy nominee Michael Engler is taking the plunge into feature directing with the matrimonial comedy "The Big Question."
Morris S. Levy's M.E.G.A Films production also will mark the big-screen debut for TV writer Andrew Lenchewski.
"Question" will explore the mind games that take place when a man quietly plans to propose marriage on New Year's Eve as his girlfriend secretly makes Christmas her unspoken deadline.
Producers Levy, Martin E. Caan ("National Lampoon's Adam & Eve") and Peter Sussman ("How to Rob a Bank") are developing the indie project for a summer/fall 2009 shoot. M.E.G.A's credits include David Wain's comedy "The Ten," starring Paul Rudd, and producer-star Rosario Dawson's drama "Descent."
The Endeavor-repped Engler directed several episodes of "Sex and the City" and "Six Feet Under" before his nom for the "Rosemary's Baby" episode of "30 Rock" this year. USA Networks recently picked up the CAA-repped Lenchewski's medical drama pilot "Royal Pains," which he wrote and co-executive produced. (partialdiff)