‘Andy Fickman will direct and produce the music-driven romantic comedy “Roomies” with Jenna Dewan via her company, Everheart Productions.
“Roomies” is based on the 2017 romance novel of the same name by Christina Lauren, about a woman who marries an illegal immigrant in order to keep him in the country and help him get his dream job of starring in a Broadway musical. The story follows the couple as their marriage of convenience evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers. Christina Lauren, the combined pen name of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, will adapt their own novel.
In addition to “Roomies,” the authors wrote the Beautiful series, the Wild Seasons series, “Dating You/Hating You,” and “Love and Other Words.”
Fickman’s Oops Doughnuts’ Betsy Sullenger and Everheart senior VP Jean Song will also produce.
Fickman is represented by WME and Management 360. Dewan is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. The authors are repped by Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment for film rights, Holly Root at Root Literary for literary.’