McKittrick connecting with NL


New Line Cinema has picked up an untitled comedy from writer-director Rob McKittrick. Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing along with Walter Hamada of H2F Entertainment.

The project is, in a roundabout way, a sequel to a yet-to-be-produced McKittrick project titled "Mancrush." That film, which McKittrick wrote and is attached to direct, explored male bonding and heterosexual love between two men. The studio is so high on "Mancrush" that it wanted something else in a similar vein.

McKittrick came up with the untitled project, this time focusing on a love-hate relationship between two women. McKittrick will write and direct.

Overseeing for the studio are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Jeff Katz.

H2F's Chris Fenton will exec produce.

Contrafilm was behind the Kevin Costner-Ashton Kutcher thriller "The Guardian." Next up for the company is "The Number 23," starring Jim Carrey, which is slated for release in February from New Line.

McKittrick additionally is attached to direct "The Wingman" at New Line.

He wrote and directed last year's comedy "Waiting," which starred Ryan Reynolds and Dane Cook.

McKittrick is repped by CAA and H2F.