Julia Stiles Lands Feature Film Directorial Debut With 'Wish You Were Here' Adaptation

The '10 Things I Hate About You' actress has booked her directorial debut with an upcoming feature film, which she co-wrote based on a romantic novel by Renee Carlino.

AceShowbiz - Actress Julia Stiles is stepping behind the camera to make her movie directorial debut with a romantic drama based on the novel "Wish You Were Here".

The "Jason Bourne" star has co-written the script with the 2017 book's author Renee Carlino.

The film focuses on a woman named Charlotte, who enjoys a magical date with a man named Adam, only for him to cut off all contact after the night of romance. She eventually tracks him down, only to discover he is terminally ill and helps him live out his final days to the fullest.

Stiles' project will be produced by officials at Phiphen Pictures, the same company behind her new film "The God Committee", which premieres at the Tribeca Festival in New York on Sunday (20Jun21).

In a statement issued to Deadline.com, Phiphen Pictures producer Molly Conners says, "We are excited to partner with Julia again for her directorial debut, and we know she will bring an amazing vision and passion to this beautiful and popular story."

Casting details have yet to be set.

Stiles previously directed 2007 short film "Raving" and episodes of Grace Gummer's TV drama series "Paloma".

Besides "The God Committee", Julia Stiles is set to star in horror movie "Orphan: First Kill", a prequel to 2009's scary movie.

On the TV screen, she is among the main cast of drama series "Riviera". It went on to become Sky's most successful original series. It's now entering the second season.

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