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'Zombieland' director Ruben Fleischer to helm 'Babe in the Woods'

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Image Credit: David Livingston/WireImage.com; Michael Loccisano/WireImage.comZombieland was one of last year’s truly original delights, so it’s no surprise that its first-time director, Ruben Fleischer, has suddenly found himself very popular. A Zombieland sequel seems like a no-brainer, but it’s also reassuring that Fleischer is picking projects with creative people he knows and admires. He’s re-teaming with his young star, Jesse Eisenberg, for 30 Minutes or Less, and he confirmed to EW.com recent reports that he’ll direct Babe in the Woods, a Mike White (School of Rock) script about a female college student who gets mixed up with the mob. “Mike White gave me my start in the entertainment industry [with] a job as a PA on Dawson’s Creek, which he was a producer on,” says Fleischer. “It was from working on [his] Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl that I got inspired to try and be a director, so it is incredibly gratifying to now actually be directing a movie Mike wrote.”

With just one film, has Fleischer leaped to the top of the heap of action-comedy directors working today?