Ryan Murphy's Audrey Hepburn gets Hewitt

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 23 2001 11:00 PM ET

Jennifer Love Hewitt--who once portrayed actress Audrey Hepburn in a TV movie--will star in the comedy Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn for out writer-director Ryan Murphy (TV's Popular), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actress will play a 25-year-old woman who moves from Ohio to Los Angeles and quickly lands a job and a fiancé. After losing both in the course of one week, she turns to her ex's best man, who shares her love of Audrey Hepburn films, only to find out that he uses his knowledge of Hepburn to pick up women. Myriad Pictures will finance, produce, and handle worldwide distribution; producers will be indie film legend Joni Sighvatsson and Gods and Monsters producer Gregg Fienberg. The announcement caps off more than four years of development for the screen project, which had earlier been attached to such directors as Steven Spielberg, Peter Chelsom, and Greg Berlanti as well as actresses Ashley Judd, Renee Zellweger, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Toni Collette.