Christine Lahti has made a deal to direct Any Way You Want Me, a drama with comic elements, according to Variety.

Lahti also has been set to join Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker in Smart People, the Noam Murro-directed independent drama that begins shooting next week in Pittsburgh.

Lahti has been balancing this job with a multiepisode role on NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, produced and directed by her husband, Thomas Schlamme. She has appeared in two episodes and will appear in another two.

Written by Marjorie Salvaterra, Any Way You Want Me is about the tenuous relationship between a mother and daughter. The movie is based on the Kathryn Stern novel Another Song About the King, which Endgame acquired and developed.