2003 Austin Film Festival Audience Award winner Paul Feig (I Am David) is on a roll with the release of his latest film, Unaccompanied Minors, on December 8th and just today, The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Paul has been hired to write and direct “Smooth Operator.” Weintraub Productions is making the film with hopes “to make the movie in the spring, with plans to swiftly move into casting when Feig is done with the rewrite, which also will include beefing up the roles of the supporting cast. The aim is to populate the roles with comedy actors Feig has worked with in the past or has always wanted to work with.
“Paul did it with ‘Unaccompanied Minors,’ ” Jerry Weintraub Prods. president Robert Guralnick said. “Even the smallest role had funny people in it, and that’s one thing that Paul does better than anyone else. True comedy writer-directors are rare and in our estimation, Paul is one of the best.”