The Graduate: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rob Reiner is stepping in to replace Ted Griffin as director of Warner Bros. Pictures' update of The Graduate. After just one week of principal photography, Griffin, a screenwriter who was making his directorial debut on the project, is being replaced, with Reiner in negotiations to take over the reins on what has been called the untitled Ted Griffin project.
The studio has shut down filming, which it plans to resume Aug. 18. Griffin wrote the script for the romantic comedy, which centers on a young woman (Jennifer Aniston) who discovers that her grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) was the basis for the character of Mrs. Robinson in the 1967 film The Graduate.
The cast also includes Mark Ruffalo, Mena Suvari and Kevin Costner.