The distributor behind 2013 smash Instructions Not Included has boarded the English-language rom-com by writers Jill Mazursky and Jamee Decio.

Sandra Condito and Paul M Perez will produce Hopelessly Devoted and have earmarked production for later this year.

The story centres on a notorious Major League Baseball player and a nun beset by doubts.

Instructions Not Included (pictured) became the highest grossing Spanish-lanaguge film released in the US last year on $44.5m.