Nia Vardalos, John Corbett rekindle romance

Vardalos makes her feature directorial debut

CANNES -- Nia Vardalos will make her feature directorial debut with the romantic comedy "I Hate Valentine's Day," in which she will star opposite her "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" partner John Corbett.

Lakeshore Entertainment will handle Cannes foreign sales on the film, which centers on a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurant owner (Corbett) to date without fear of entering into a relationship.

Blue Star Entertainment's William Sherak and Jason Shuman will produce Vardalos' script with My Bench Prods.' Madeleine Sherak, backed by ICB Entertainment Finance. Production begins June 23. Lakeshore also is repping presales on the remake of "Fame."

Vardalos is repped by CAA and Peter Safran Co. Corbett is repped by CAA and Steve Lovett.