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Barry Sonnenfeld to adapt 'The Spellman Files'

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Director Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) is set to helm Paramount’s big-screen adaptation of author Lisa Lutz’s The Spellman Files, reports Variety. The 2007 comic novel follows the adventures of a quirky 28-year old private eye whose meddling family complicates her professional and personal lives. Sonnenfeld, whose last big-screen directing gig was 2006’s RV, has spent much of his recent time exec-producing TV projects, including ABC’s Notes from the Underbelly and Pushing Daisies. He’s also at work on an untitled pilot with Gilmore Girls‘ Lauren Graham and a potential series based on Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea.