By Emily Rome
March 22, 2013 at 08:18 PM EDT
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Fred Savage, the child star-turned-prolific TV director, has been tapped by Skydance Productions to helm their upcoming comedy Ladies Night, starring Charlize Theron.

Since moving on from his actor days when he played the wide-eyed grandson in The Princess Bride and Kevin on The Wonder Years, Savage has directed over 120 TV episodes for shows such as Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Boy Meets World, but the Skydance project will be his second directorial endeavor for the big screen. His first time directing a film was 2007’s Daddy Day Camp.

Ladies Night will star Theron as a woman who, when confronted with her longtime boyfriend’s inability to commit, decides to have one last night on the town with her girlfriends before uprooting her life and moving to New York.

The script is written by David Caspe, the showrunner of ABC’s Happy Endings – another series Savage has directed. Theron will also produce.

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