Michael Lehmannwill direct Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore in Gold Circle Films' comedy BecauseI Said So, which will bereleased domestically through Universal and is being sold internationally byMandate Pictures.

Lehmann'scredits include Heathers, 40 Days And 40 Nights and The Truth About Cats And Dogs; he replaces Gillian Armstrong who waspreviously attached.

Gold Circlepresident Paul Brooks will produce along with Jessie Nelson. Gold Circle's NormWaitt and Scott Niemeyer will serve as executive producers.

The storycentres on a meddling mother who tries to set up her daughter with Mr Right byplacing a personal ad. Karen Leigh Hopkins and Jessie Nelson co-wrote thescreenplay.

Keaton isrepresented by Endeavor and will next be seen in The Family Stone. Moore is represented by William MorrisAgency and The Firm and her next appearance will be opposite Hugh Grant in AmericanDreamz.