Director Michael Mayer gets Under My Skin
Top Broadway director Michael Mayer (Thoroughly Modern Millie) is solidifying his big-screen career, signing on to take the helm of Under My Skin, starring Annette Bening as an uninhibited divorcee. Originally written as a play by Catherine Butterfield, the United Artists project is set in the 1960s and follows the relationship between a conservative young girl and her next-door neighbor (Bening). Butterfield also wrote the screenplay. The film is the follow-up to Mayer's big-screen directorial debut, the Colin Farrell starrer A Home at the End of the World, which Warner Independent Pictures is releasing this month. Mayer's Broadway credits include A View From the Bridge; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and Thoroughly Modern Millie, all of which garnered him Tony nominations for directing. The out director made his theater breakthrough in 1994 directing the national tour of Tony Kushner's Angels in America.