It has been announced that not only will Anna Kendrick produce and star in the upcoming film The Dating Game, but she will also be making her directorial debut.
The Dating Game is based on the shockingly true story of Cheryl Bradshaw. In 1978, Bradshaw appeared on the popular game show, The Dating Game, as a bachelorette. On her appearance, Bradshaw ended up choosing to go on a date with Rodney Alcala, who was arrested about a year later for being a serial killer. In real life, Bradshaw refused to go on the date with Alcala.
Kendrick will be directing off a script written by Ian MacAllister McDonald. The Dating Game is being co-produced by Stuart Ford for AGC Studios, J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules for BoulderLight Pictures, and Roy Lee and Miri Yoon for Vertigo Entertainment. About getting Kendrick to direct the film.
The Dating Game is currently in pre-production with filming slated to begin late next month.