Fred Savage, the child star-turned-prolific TV director, has been tapped to helm a high profile feature film, the comedy Ladies Night, with Charlize Theron attached to star.
Described as The Hangover meets Bridesmaids, the film will see Theron star as a woman who, when confronted with her longtime boyfriend’s inability to commit, goes for one last night on the town with her girlfriends before moving to New York.
Savage (Kevin on The Wonder Years) has directed over 120 TV episodes for shows such as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Boy Meets World, and his first time directing a film was 2007s Daddy Day Camp.
ABC’s Happy Endings alum David Caspe wrote the screenplay, so hopefully Savage (another series Savage has directed) and Caspe can provide a solid foundation behind the scenes for Theron.
Ladies Night is expected to start production in early 2014, so we’ll likely see it in theaters in the spring of 2015.
The Oscar-winning actress is next set to film Seth MacFarlane’s Ted follow-up, a new western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West.