According to Variety, New Line Cinema has set Greg Berlanti to direct Bridge and Tunnel, a Tribeca-produced comedy about a female stock trader whose wisdom comes from a 16-year-old suburbanite using his home PC to day trade.
Berlanti, who created the WB series "Jack & Bobby" and "Everwood" and was a writer-producer for four seasons on "Dawson's Creek," will do a rewrite with Michael Green. He expects to direct the pic later this year. Jonathan Greenberg, Jonathan Lisco and C. Jay Cox penned the original script.
Berlanti previously directed indie The Broken Hearts Club but became so busy in TV series that he hasn't had time for an encore. He ran "Jack & Bobby" and "Everwood" this season but will hand over the reins when they wrap this spring. He'll concentrate on a feature before likely creating another pilot.
Berlanti sparked to the comic tension potential of the story. The script "charts their relationship and how they fall for each other. It's funny and romantic, and a bit risque because of his age, which I love," Berlanti said.