Weiland Directing Dempsey’s Honor


Columbia Pictures has hired Paul Weiland to direct the romantic comedy Made of Honor, starring Patrick Dempsey, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont from an original script by Adam Sztykiel, the story centers on a man (Dempsey) who is in love with a woman, but she’s engaged to someone else. When the woman asks Dempsey’s character to be her maid of honor, he agrees with the intention of winning her heart.

The studio, which bought Sztykiel’s spec script in April 2003, is searching for a female lead.

Neal Moritz is producing through his Sony-based Original Film shingle. Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone are executive producing alongside Original’s Tania Landau.