Fred Savage has come a long way since The Wonder Years. The actor first started directing in TV in the early 2000s and has been steadily helming episodes of shows like Modern Family, Happy Endings, and 2 Broke Girls for years. He directed the straight-to-DVD spinoff film Daddy Day Camp in 2007, but now he’s been tapped to helm a high profile feature film with an Oscar winner in the leading role. Savage is reportedly in talks to direct the comedy Ladies Night, with Charlize Theron attached to star.
The film is described as “Bridesmaids-esque” and centers on a woman who, “when confronted with her longtime boyfriend’s inability to commit, decides to have one last night on the town with her girlfriends before uprooting her life and moving to New York.” Hit the jump for more.
Per THR, Happy Endings alum David Caspe wrote the screenplay and David Ellison’s Skydance Productions is onboard to finance the comedy, which is expected to start production in early 2014. Theron has more than proven her dramatic chops but she’s also revealed herself to be a skilled comedic actor as well. She appears to be keen on mixing it up as of late, as she most recently starred in the sci-fi prequel Prometheus, the fantasy epic Snow White and the Huntsman, and she just wrapped a starring role in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Comedy appears to be on her mind now, though, as the actress is next set to film Seth MacFarlane’s Ted follow-up A Million Ways to Die in the West.