According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baby Boom
(2004) director Charles Shyer has signed on to direct a chick flick. Shyer will be behind the lens for the tale of two best friends (BFF, for the acronym-challenged, means best friends forever in girlspeak) who have reunited as adults, only to find one is a country mouse and one is a well-heeled city gal. The script was originally written by Vanessa Parise and Robin Dunne and is now being rewritten by Ellen Greenberg and Hallie Shyer, who is currently co-writing the screenplay for Eloise in Paris
along with Charles Shyer, who will also direct. It's hard not to wonder why Greenberg and Shyer are rewriting an original script -- too many cooks in the kitchen, etc. -- but let's give them the benefit of the doubt.
As we all know, reuniting with old friends usually brings a host of problems with it -- especially old rivalries. Will BFF
follow the typical formula of jealousy and catfights like the shrill Bride Wars,
or will we get something fun like Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
, a guilty pleasure film wherein the BFFs don't reunite but go back to their high school reunion and show those folks what's up?
On a related tip, one totally underseen, direct-to-DVD chick buddy flick is Spring Breakdown,
starring Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, and Rachel Dratch. Have you rented it? What's your favorite girly buddy movie?