David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) "is making a deal to direct Fox 2000's film adaptation of Jess Walter's 2012 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins," Deadline reported, adding that Sam Mendes "brought it to the studio intending to direct, but he stepped out and will produce through Neal Street with Julie Pastor and Karen Rosenfelt." Walters is executive producer alongside Neal Street's Pippa Harris. The script was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster. The plan is to go into production this summer.
AnnaSophia Robb will co-star opposite Charlie Plummer and Taylor Russell (Lost in Space) in Words on Bathroom Walls, based on Julia Walton’s debut novel, Deadline reported. Directed by the Thor Freudenthal, the film was written by Nick Naveda. LD Entertainment financing and Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon are producing.