'My Friend Dahmer' Filmmaker Tackling Tragic Love Story 'All My Life' for Universal (Exclusive)

Marc Meyers

Marc Meyers has closed a deal to direct the dramatic true story.

Marc Meyers, the indie filmmaker behind My Friend Dahmer, is making the jump to studio filmmaking.

Meyers has closed a deal to direct All My Life, a dramatic comedy based on the true story of a couple’s bittersweet love story.

The movie tells of a man from an Asian background and a Caucasian woman who are engaged to be married when the man finds out he has cancer and only a year to live. The two carry on with their plans to marry anyway, vowing to live life to the fullest until his passing.

The film is based on the real-life love story of Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter, who were planning to be married on Aug. 21, 2015, but, in a sad irony, that day ended up being the day of Chau's funeral. Chau found out during the engagement that he had liver cancer and the couple moved up the wedding, giving them four months of matrimonial life before he died.

The script, focusing on the love, life and laughter that circle a young couple as they plan their wedding in the face of devastating news, was written by Todd Rosenberg. Sources say that Universal is intent on keeping the ethnicities of the couple in line with their real-life counterparts.

Todd Garner and Sean Robins are producing for their Broken Road Productions banner. 

Universal vp production Sara Scott and creative executive Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Meyers directed a trio of indie pics before making My Friend Dahmer, an adaptation of a graphic novel that starred Ross Lynch. The 2017 movie was well received — it has an 87 score on Rotten Tomatoes — and got the helmer noticed by execs.

Meyers is repped by UTA, Aperture Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.