Shawn Levy Will Figure Out How to Talk to Girls


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.