Film Dept. fancies redo as 'Perfect' fit


The Film Department is aiming for perfection, signing up for an English-language take on the Italian romantic comedy "The Perfect Man."

Peter Chelsom will helm the feature about a love triangle in which one woman tries to break up the relationship between her close male and female friends by hiring a male model to come between them. The pic is based on Luca Lucini's 2005 Italian-language "L'Uomo Perfetto."

Denise Di Novi, whose credits include "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "Edward Scissorhands," is producing via her Di Novi Pictures. Colleen McGuinness is penning the script.

In addition to Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, Mark Gill and Robert Katz are producing, and Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen are executive producing.

Chelsom helmed "Shall We Dance" and "Serendipity" and is directing Disney's big-screen version of "Hannah Montana."

Startup producer-distributor the Film Department is behind a number of upcoming projects, including F. Gary Gray's vigilante tale "Law Abiding Citizen" and the Catherine Zeta-Jones cougar comedy "The Rebound." (partialdiff)