He may not have had a lot of success with critics on Parental Guidance, or with reviews or audiences on You Again, but director Andy Fickman is shrugging off past disappointments and looking ahead. He’s currently at work on Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and has just signed on for a new, original comedy called My Owner’s Wedding.
With a script by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, Wedding imagines the rom-com from a slightly unusual perspective. We’re introduced to two women who are both interested in the same man. But it’s his dog that sets about making sure his owner ends up with the lady he prefers. Yes, we’re getting some nightmare flashbacks to the likes of Look Who’s Talking Now, but no one has explained how the canine cupid will work his magic (no one say doggy style, please), so it could turn out to have 100% less Danny DeVito voicing a dog.
While Fickman is busying himself making Kevin James fall down a lot, he’s also had success on the stage, producing and directing a musical based on Heathers, which enjoyed healthy reviews in Los Angeles and is now playing off-Broadway in New York.