After the smashing success of The Proposal, director Anne Fletcher has kept a bit of a low profile, somewhat surprisingly not capitalizing on her giant hit to dive right into yet another romantic comedy with an all-star cast. Now it looks like the helmer is zigging a bit and signing on for a different kind of film – an original Christmas comedy penned by the very funny Seth Meyers, currently the head writer at Saturday Night Live. The film is titled Alone For The Holidays and is already aiming for a holiday release in 2013, so feel to mark this one down as counter-programming for whatever familial insanity goes down in your house come December.
Deadline Rochester reports, amusingly enough, that the studio is “keeping plot specific[s] under wraps,” though I’d think that we can probably well guess from its title alone that it will center on someone who is, gasp, alone for the holidays. The film is set in New York City, so boom, expect that the glitz and hubbub of a city holiday to prove to be good and alienating. And, ya know, funny.
Fletcher, a choreographer by training who’s worked on Hollywood productions since the ’90s, cut her directorial teeth on films like the first Step Up and the Katherine Heigl-starring 27 Dresses before helming the obscenely successful The Proposal. Next up for the director is The Guilt Trip, the Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand-starring mother-son road trip comedy that’s due out in November. This will mark Meyers’s second foray into feature-writing, with his Key Party looking for a 2013 release.