The film has seen a few attachment changes recently, as well as Gomez-Rejon departing, Hugh Jackman was previously set to star but Will Smith has since stepped in to his vacated starring role.
The film follows a New York advertising exec who experiences a deep, personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, which ends up backfiring.
PalmStar is fully financing and is producing alongside Likely Story. production is expected to start in December though it is unknown if that date will be pushed as they continue to cast the ensemble.
Frankel is best known for direct The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me. He has also helmed episodes for several HBO series, including Sex And The City and Band Of Brothers.
Emily J | Staff Writer