Muccino to Direct Man and Wife


Universal Pictures has set Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness) to direct Man and Wife, a Lorene Scafaria-scripted love story to be produced by Double Feature partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher as well as Domenico Procacci.

Variety says the Brooklyn-set film will shoot this summer.

The Italian director will make Man and Wife his next film. The story stresses an immigrant’s love for the U.S.

Scafaria has also written Sweet Relief, a Paramount project that has Kirsten Dunst attached to play Marla Ruzicka, a relief worker slain by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Scafaria also scripted Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, which Peter Sollett will direct for Focus.