Beeban Kidron is to direct romantic comedy The Reluctant Matador for Myriad Pictures.

Myriad is financing and co-producing the film with Charles Finch and Luc Roeg's Artists Independent Network. Momentum Pictures retains UK rights after helping develop the project.

The picture, which is expected to star Ryan Reynolds and Paz Vega, is the story of an American in London who wins a trip to Spain, where he meets the girt of his dreams.