SirElton John is to executive produce high school comedy It's A Boy Girl Thing through his company Rocket Pictures, it was announced this week.
"Iabsolutely love this project. The script is hysterical - I can't stop laughingwhenever I read it," the British pop star commented.
Directedby Nick Hurran (Little Black Book, Girls' Night) andscripted by Geoff Deane (The Kinky Boot Factory), theAmerican Pie-style comedy is a story of two teenneighbours who detest one another but end up transferred into each other'sbodies. Casting is to be announced shortly.
Thefilm will be produced by Rocket Pictures' Steve Hamilton-Shaw and DavidFurnish. Marty Katz will exec-produce alongside Elton John.
IconEntertainment International is handling worldwide rights and will distributethrough Icon Film Distribution in the UK and Australia.
"Iconis thrilled to be working with Rocket Pictures on such a fresh and genuinelylaugh out loud project. This is one of the funniest scripts I've read inyears," said Peter Naish, Head of International at Icon.