‘Text For You’: Screen Gems Sets Jim Strouse To Direct Rom-Com Redo Of German Box Office Hit, Basil Iwanyk To Produce

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Screen Gems, the genre label under Sony Pictures, has set Jim Strouse (The Incredible Jessica James) to direct feature Text For You, a remake of the successful 2016 German-language rom-com SMS Fur Dich, we understand.

Basil Iwanyk (John Wick) will produce and Erica Lee (A Private War) will executive produce. Production date and cast has yet to be set.

The story follows a young woman who tries to ease the pain over the death of her fiancé by sending him romantic texts. Unbeknownst to her, a single guy across town starts to receive the messages (the number has been reassigned). At first, he thinks it’s spam but then is so moved by the words that he endeavors to find out who is writing them. Eventually, he tracks her down and the two fall in love. But will she understand when he finally reveals how he fell for her in the first place?
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