Tom Bezucha (The Family Stone) is attached to direct the coming-of-age comedy The Way Back for Mandate Pictures, reports Variety. Shawn Levy is producing alongside Paul Young and Peter Principato.
The story centers on a teenage boy who, during one amazing summer, forms an unlikely friendship that gives him the strength to reconnect with his mother and the courage to stand up to his bullying stepfather.
Written by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the script has been one of the hottest projects in Hollywood for the past two years.
Mandate has The Way Back on the fast track, with shooting scheduled to begin later in the year.