'Year' in the life of helmer Tucker


"Hilary and Jackie" director Anand Tucker is in negotiations to helm "Leap Year," a romantic comedy set up at Spyglass starring Amy Adams.

"Year" centers on a woman (Adams) who devises a scheme to travel to Dublin to propose to a man on Feb. 29, when according to Irish tradition the man must say yes, but encounters assorted difficulties along the way. Production is set to be begin in March.

The project is a shift for the UTA-repped Tucker, who primarily has directed more prestige material.

October Films' "Jackie" drew two acting Oscar nominations, including a best actress nom for Emily Watson. Tucker also helmed the Steve Martin relationship dramedy "Shopgirl" and Sony Pictures Classics' drama "When Did You Last See Your Father?"

"Made of Honor" scribes Harry Elfont and Deb Kaplan are penning the script for "Leap Year." Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman are producing for Spyglass; Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing via their Benderspink banner, with the company's Jake Weiner executive producing. (partialdiff)