Film News Roundup: Olivia Wilde to Direct Holiday Comedy for Universal

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Film News Roundup: Olivia Wilde to Direct Holiday Comedy for Universal
In today’s film news roundup, Olivia Wilde has landed another directing gig following “Booksmart” and revenge thriller “Seaside” and “Woodstock: The Directors Cut” get August release dates.

Project Launch

Olivia Wilde will direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy project for Universal Pictures with her “Booksmart” partner Katie Silberman.

Universal outbid five other studios for the duo’s pitch. Silberman will write the screenplay and also produce.

Wilde directed “Booksmart” in her helming debut from a script by Silberman and three other writers. The coming-of-age comedy has grossed $22 million domestically since its May 24 release by United Artists and has a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Wilde is currently in production on Clint Eastwood’s “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” Silberman’s past projects include “Set It Up,” “Isn’t it Romantic” and the upcoming “Most Dangerous Game.” Universal’s Sara Scott and Lexi Barta will oversee development of the project.
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