Jamie Travis who had his debut film (For A Good Time, Call…) premiere at Sundance this past year will, according to Deadline, set-up his sophomore project with Footprint Features’ Adam Saunders (upcoming Jesse Zwick’s About Alex), MXN’s Mason Novick (Bad Words) and Michelle Knudsen producing. Described as a “500 Days Of Summer meets Groundhog Day,” basically what any hot-blooded individual would give an arm and a leg to alter in their former life, casting is supposed to be announced shortly.
Gist: Written by John Whittington, this is about a man who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams only to get stuck in the friend zone for the next three years – until he gets the chance to travel back in time to change that night, and his fate, over and over again.
Worth Noting: Travis had an impressive six short films (two short film trilogies in The Patterns Trilogy and the Saddest Children in the World) break into the Toronto Int. Film Fest.
Do We Care?: We like what Nicholas had to say about For a Good Time Call… calling it “a surprisingly adept and wantonly gleeful female buddy comedy, and the feature debut of director Jamie Travis. Tedious (and unnecessary) comparisons to Bridesmaids with women in raunchy scenarios will most likely be applied to this material, but Travis and company have assembled a breezy, sweet, and utterly winning comedic vehicle that moves so quick you’ll be willing to overlook some of its clichés and nonsensical qualities.”