After creating several projects for TV, including her own HBO stand-up special and the long-running CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, comedian Whitney Cummings is directing a feature film titled The Female Brain, EW can confirm.
Cummings co-wrote the movie with Emmy nominee Neal Brennan (Chappelle’s Show) and will appear in the film in an undisclosed role, Variety reported. Based on Louann Brizendine’s book of the same name, The Female Brain will center on romantic partners whose coupling exemplifies various aspects of primal neurology.
“The Female Brain is a book that profoundly changed my life, and I’m really proud of how Neal Brennan and I wrote the script in a way that addresses how both men and women are often challenged and undermined by their reptilian brains and primordial fears,” Cummings told Variety.
In addition to her work as a stand-up comic, Cummings appeared regularly as a panelist on the Chelsea Lately roundtable ahead of creating and starring in her own network comedy, Whitney, which ran for two seasons on NBC prior to its cancellation in 2013. Her film roles include parts in Adam Sandler’s Netflix Western The Ridiculous 6 and the 2015’s The Wedding Ringer.
A release date and further casting details have yet to be confirmed. The Female Brain enters production this July in Los Angeles.