Donald Petrie Helming Fashionistas

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Donald Petrie has signed on to direct and produce romantic comedy Fashionistas for CP Prods.’ Christine Peters and Michael Cerenzie along with Kellagio Entertainment, reports Variety.

The project was previously set up at Paramount and will now be produced independently. Production is expected to start later this year.

Based on Lynn Messina’s debut novel, Fashionistas follows a young woman working at a design house who plots to take down her ruthless boss by inventing a fictitious designer.

Danny Fischer and Paula Chorley are writing the script.