Breaking the Box: According to The Hollywood Reporter, music video helmer Dave Meyers is in negotiations to direct the heist movie Breaking the Box for 20th Century Fox.

Based on a screenplay by Dan Cutler, the plot revolves around four female flight attendants who moonlight as high-stakes jewel thieves until they are blackmailed into pulling off the biggest heist of their lives. It's the first sale to a major studio for Cutler. Meyers is one of the most sought-after music video directors, with a resume that includes clips for such artists as Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger. Heavily courted by the film industry, Meyers is attached to direct the DreamWorks' project Topsiders.

In the next couple of weeks, he's understood to be taking meetings with insiders ranging from Bob and Harvey Weinstein to Will Smith. No stranger to Fox, Meyers in 2002 signed a one-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television for series TV. Ralph Winter Prods., which set up an exclusive overall production deal with Fox in 2001, will produce "Box" together with Evolution Entertainment.

Brian B.