Twentieth Century Fox will rely on Shawn Levy to figure out How to Talk to Girls, reports Variety.
Last month the studio bought rights to the advice guide written by 9-year-old Alec Greven, and Levy will develop the project as a potential directing vehicle. He will produce it under his 21 Laps banner, with 21 Laps president Tom McNulty also to be involved in a producing capacity.
Greven began writing the book as an advice guide to help third-grade classmates vexed by the opposite sex.
What began as a pamphlet that sold for $3 has grown into a four-book series to be published by HarperCollins, which unveiled the first book in November.
“The intention is to make a warmhearted comedy, with a tone reminiscent of ‘Big,’ ” Levy said.