Jae-Young Kwak's 2001 filmwas a huge success in
My Sassy Girl centreson a Midwestern man whose world is turned upside-down when he falls for areckless free spirit. Casting will be announced in due course.
GoldCircle chief Paul Brooks will produce with Vertigo's Roy Lee and MaverickFilms' Mark Morgan. Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waittwill serve as executive producers for
GoldCircle's vice president of production Zak Kadison brought the project into the company and willshepherd through production as co-producer with Maverick's Brent Emery.
Samuell directed the 2004 romance Love Me If You Dare and is represented by UTA'sStuart Manashil.
"Yann is a tremendous talent and we feel honoured to havehis first English-language film," Brooks said. "Tonally his firstmovie felt like a great fit for My SassyGirl and he could not have had any more enthusiasm for the material."