Finally landing his studio debut, John Carney, the director of the Sundance prize-winning film "Once", has signed on to helm comedy flick "Town House" which Fox 2000 is currently setting up at its pit.
An adaptation of the Tish Cohen novel, project focuses on the son of a deceased rock legend who runs out of money after living off his father's royalties for years. Forced to sell the townhouse the musician left him, the imminent sale, however, leads the man to come to terms with himself and his role as a father to a teenage son.
Principal photography will be carried out in January next year on the East Coast with Scott Free handling producing matters. Meanwhile, Carney is set to direct from script penned by Doug Wright, who recently got hired to write for Screen Gems-distributed drama feature "The Burial."