Sharon Maguire teams up with Hailee Steinfeld in Voicemails for Isabelle
According to Deadline, Sharon Maguire is in talks with Sony Pictures to direct the romantic comedy Voicemails for Isabelle, starring Hailee Steinfeld.
The film, which the report compares to You’ve Got Mail, the 1998 rom-com starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, follows a young woman as she tries to “navigate her dating life in Los Angeles” using 21st century technology as her guide.
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Becky Sanderman are onboard as producers of the pic, which was written by Leah McKendrick.
Maguire last directed Bridget Jones’s Baby back in 2016, and previously directed Incendiary, Bridget Jones’s Diary; and a number of TV series including Bookmark, and the documentary The Late Show.
Steinfeld featured in several short films before exploding onto the screen in Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2010 drama True Grit. Since then she has appeared in Ender’s Game, Pitch Perfect 2 & 3, The Edge of Seventeen and last winter’s Bumblebee. She also voiced Gwen Stacy in the animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.