Ramis, Winant in helming gigs


Filmmaker Harold Ramis has signed on to direct CBS' comedy pilot "Atlanta," while Emmy winner Scott Winant is in talks to step in as director of ABC's drama pilot "Women's Murder Club," replacing Brett Ratner.

In pilot pickup news, the CW has greenlighted "Eight Days a Week," a comedy executive produced by Sean Hayes.

"Atlanta," from CBS Paramount Network TV and Paul Reiser, revolves around a man (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and woman who meet at a funeral and can't stay away from each other.

Ramis' recent helming credits include the films "The Ice Harvest" along with "Analyze This" and its sequel, "Analyze That."

He is repped by UTA and attorney David Kahn.

"Club," from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a homicide detective (Angie Harmon) and her three girlfriends, who solve murder cases.

Ratner, who has been instrumental in the development of the project, is tied up directing "Rush Hour 3" and won't be able to wrap the movie in time to helm "Club" as originally planned. He will remain an executive producer on the pilot.

Winant, who is also expected to exec produce "Club," most recently served as director/exec producer on Showtime's "Huff" and the CW's upcoming "Hidden Palms." He is repped by Endeavor and attorney Jeanne Newman.

"Eight Days," from CBS Paramount Network TV and Hazy Mills Prods., centers on four twentysomethings who work for the top movers and shakers in New York.

Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin penned the script and will serve as producers. Hayes and Todd Milliner will exec produce.