Mulroney in helmer's chair


Dermot Mulroney will make his directorial debut with "Keep It Together," a family comedy-drama about love and divorce.

In the project, an idealistic young newlywed who is also a marriage counselor returns from her honeymoon to learn that her parents, whom she saw as the model for a happy marriage, are getting a divorce.

Christopher Walken and Blythe Danner are in negotiations to play the older couple, with producers out to cast on the young female lead.

The project will be produced by Michelle Chydzik and Nathalie Marciano via their 26 Films banner. The script is written by Caprice Crane and Anouska Chydzik Bryson.

Chydzik and Marciano have collaborated with the ICM-repped Mulroney as an actor on the 2005 romantic comedy "The Wedding Date" and on the upcoming drama "Inhale," in which Mulroney stars as a father who goes to desperate lengths to find a lung for his sick daughter.

Next up for the banner is "My Life in Ruins," Donald Petrie's romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos about an American tour guide in Athens who rediscovers herself. Fox Searchlight is set to release the pic next month.

The ICM-repped Walken is set to star in mob actioner "The Irishmen," while the CAA-repped Danner is attached to period comedy "The Lightkeepers." (partialdiff)