Nigel Cole is set to direct the big screen adaptation of the children's book, Eloise in Paris for HandMade Films International.

Janet Brownell and Erin Joslyn are writing the screenplay based on the Kay Thompson/Hilary Knight story. Producers are hoping Eloise in Paris is the first of five movies in the book franchise, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Eloise in Paris is scheduled to shoot this year in Paris, New York and London; it'll open in theaters in spring 2008.