Donald Petrie is set to direct and produce the romantic comedy Fashionistas for CP Prods. and Kellagio Entertainment.

According to Variety, the project was previously set up at Paramount and will now be produced independently.

Based on Lynn Messina's debut novel, Fashionistas follows a young woman working at a design house who plots to take down her ruthless boss by inventing a fictitious designer.

Danny Fischer and Paula Chorley are writing the script.

Production is expected to start later this year.