Alan Poul Goes for Plan B

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Longtime TV helmer Alan Poul is final negotiations to direct the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Plan B for CBS Films. Poul has directed series such as “Big Love,” “Six Feet Under,” “Rome” and “Swingtown.”

The film will begin shooting in May and is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2010, becoming the first release for the nearly two-year-old label.

Written by Kate Angelo, the story centers on a single woman (Lopez) who turns to artificial insemination in response to her ticking biological clock, only to see her backup plan turned on its side when the man of her dreams shows up at the same time as her positive pregnancy-test results.

Casting for the male lead is under way.