'Modern Family' Helmer Gail Mancuso to Direct 'Besties' for DreamWorks

‘Modern Family’ Helmer Gail Mancuso to Direct ‘Besties’ for DreamWorks

‘Modern Family’ Helmer Gail Mancuso to Direct ‘Besties’ for DreamWorks

Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic wrote the script about a woman who heads off on a road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush.

Veteran TV director Gail Mancuso will helm road-trip comedy Besties for DreamWorks Pictures.

Written by Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic, the script follows a woman who embarks on an epic road trip with her best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush after discovering a long-lost love note.

Ivan Reitman and Ali Bell are producing the project, with Tom Pollock executive producing.

The pic will be distributed by Universal and is eyeing a late 2017 production start.

Mancuso has directed over 300 television episodes, including Modern Family, 30 Rock and Roseanne. She has received three Emmy nominations, winning for outstanding director for a comedy in 2013 and 2014 for Modern Family. Mancuso also has received three DGA noms for directorial achievement in a comedy series. She is repped by ICM Partners and law firm Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher.

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