After two decades working in television, Simon Curtis cobbled together a solid feature debut with My Week With Marylin. Variety says he is now looking to show his range has a filmmaker, and to do so signed on to direct Click to Connect. The script by Liz Tuccillo follows “a collection of characters, ranging in age from their 20s to 60s, whose approach to online dating varies according to their circumstances and past experiences.” Tuccillo co-authored the book He’s Just Not That Into You; the movie adaptation helped kick off this string of romantic anthologies including Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Day, and the upcoming What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Another Tuccillo book, How to Be Single, is already being turned into another example for Drew Barrymore‘s budding directorial career.
Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan (Monte Carlo) will produce for DiNovi Pictures—they sold the pitch with Tuccillo to Fox 2000. If the prior romanthologies are any indication, a star-studded cast will be announced over the next several weeks.