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'An Education,' a sensitive and introspective look at a young woman's coming of age in early 1960 England, is generating lots of Oscar buzz, especially for its breakout star Carey Mulligan.

So what's the next move for the film's director, Lone Scherfig? A time-spanning romantic comedy, of course. Scherfig is set to direct 'One Day,' which tells the story of a couple that meets one day each year for 20 years, a la 'Same Time, Next Year,' and follows their lives until they realize they were meant for each other, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 'An Education,' a sensitive and introspective look at a young woman's coming of age in early 1960 England, is generating lots of Oscar buzz, especially for its breakout star Carey Mulligan.

So what's the next move for the film's director, Lone Scherfig? A time-spanning romantic comedy, of course. Scherfig is set to direct 'One Day,' which tells the story of a couple that meets one day each year for 20 years, a la 'Same Time, Next Year,' and follows their lives until they realize they were meant for each other, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

'One Day' is based on a novel by British author David Nicholls. Nina Jacobson's Color Force is producing, along with with Random House Films. Jacobson is in post-production on 'Diary of A Wimpy Kid,' and Color Force is adapting 'The Hunger Games,' based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling series, at Lionsgate.

Scherfig's 'An Education,' in addition to being beautifully crafted, deftly discusses women's liberation, anti-Semitism and the lack of educational opportunities for women. 'Education' was only the second English-language film for the Dutch director. 2002's indie 'Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself,' which barely made it over to these shores, was her first. She's a well-respected filmmaker in Europe who's racked up plenty of awards. Her breakout was the 2000 comedy 'Italian for Beginners.'

Going from 'Education' to a rom-com might seem like an odd choice on the surface, but I think we have to trust Scherfig's instincts as she delves into English-language films. She has the cred -- audiences over here are just starting to learn that. We've already had an education on just how good she can be.