Nicholas adds director duty on indie 'Sex'


NEW YORK -- Screenwriter Eric Nicholas will direct his thriller "The Weaker Sex" for producers Craig Baumgarten and Robert Geringer.

Nicholas, the writer-director of the IFC First Take/Weinstein Co. January release "Alone With Her," starring Colin Hanks, is set to begin shooting the $12 million film in the spring in Fiji.

The feature revolves around a group of college students who become stranded on a tropical island and soon fight each other in a battle for survival.

Nicholas' credits include the screenplay "Diary," now in development at Sony Pictures.

Baumgarten and Geringer recently served as executive producers on the upcoming thriller "Boot Camp." Baumgarten's producer credits include "Shattered Glass," "Jade" and the "Universal Soldier" films. Geringer recently served as executive producer on "Alpha Dog."

Nicholas is repped by the Gersh Agency and Colden, McKuin & Frankel.