Jason Moore Signs on to Helm the Lionsgate Film “Goodbye for Now”


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Sisters and Pitch Perfect director is swapping out female-led comedies for a romantic drama, Lionsgate’s . The film is based on the novel by Laurie Frankel and in development with Temple Hill Entertainment.

Originally published in 2013 by Anchor Books, the original novel tells the story of Sam Elling who creates an algorithm to help people match with their soul mates. Then, prompted by a real life event, he alters the algorithm to allow people to say goodbye to their deceased loved ones. This, however, opens the door to many more possibilities — such as when death becomes only the beginning and how love can manifest in many ways.

Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Isaac Klausner are producing the film for Temple Hill, while Erik Feig is signed on as executive for Lionsgate. Jeyun Choi Munford will be overseeing the project for the .

This Is Where I Leave You’s Jonathan Tropper and The Path’s Jessica Goldberg are penning the adaptation.

As previously mentioned, Moore is best known for directing Pitch Perfect and Sisters. He has also directed several episodes of , including Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, and Trophy Wife. Coming up, he’ll be directing the Fox 2000 musical Hair Wars. Moore has an extensive background in directing live musicals, having helmed Avenue Q, Steel Magnolias, and Shrek the Musical for Broadway.

He is repped by and .


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This news was first reported by Deadline.