Charles Shyer has just been hired by Handmade Films to direct Eloise in Paris. According to Variety, this is one of many planned films to be based on Kay Thompson-Hilary Knight children's book series.

The books revolve around a precocious little girl who lives in Gotham's Plaza Hotel. This particular outing will follow Eloise as she travels to France. Shyer will be directing a script written by his own daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, and her writing partner Larry Spencer.

Shyer stated, "The books consisted of a lot of vignettes, and the challenge is to create a cohesive story. There is sweetness and comedy, but there is also an underpinning of pathos and humanity."

The film begins shooting this February in London, Paris, and New York.

B. Alan Orange