Meg Ryan will make her feature directorial debut with the comedy-drama Into the Beautiful. The script by Anne Meredith (Cavedweller) is described as “a contemporary Big Chill with longtime friends reconnecting.” At the sound of that logline, I thought a star studded cast of Ryan and famous friends (Tom Hanks!) might be in store. At this time, however, there are no plans to include Ryan in the cast.
Producer Wendy Finerman (P.S. I Love You) told Variety: “I’m often drawn to pictures that make you laugh and cry. I think this is the perfect project for Meg to bring to life. She’s poignant and funny and heartfelt.” Natalie Marciano and Lisa Zupan will also produce. Into the Beautiful is scheduled to begin shooting this September in New York. Ryan will next appear on screen in Lives of the Saints.