Royal helmer: Wyle directs 'Prince'


Noah Wyle will make his directorial debut with "Prince Test," an indie romantic comedy being produced by Peter Sussman of Steppingstone Park, Arthur Sarkissian and Morris Levy.

"Prince" centers on a female private investigator who uses unorthodox methods to check the fidelity of engaged or married men. The script was written by Rachel Weinhaus, a USC film school graduate, with a rewrite by J.P. Manoux.

Production is set to begin in April in Chicago, with Dolphin Entertainment financing. The movie will mark the first foray into features for Dolphin, known for producing television series and telefilms.

The executive producers are Dolphin's Bill O'Dowd and Winding Road's Barry Tropp and Michael Espensen.

Wyle, repped by ICM, Brillstein-Grey and attorney Geoffrey Oblath, starred on NBC's "ER" since the show's inception in 1994, departing last season. He is starring in "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines," a sequel to TNT's popular adventure telefilm "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear."