Jennifer Love Hewitt to Helm Ghostly Tale 'Wait Till Helen Comes'

January 14, 2011
Source: Variety

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After a hook-handed, fisherman killer never forgot what she did last summer, Jennifer Love Hewitt went on to become the "Ghost Whisperer" for all the geriatrics who watch CBS. Now the actress will go from ghost whispering to telling a ghost story as Variety reports she is set to make her feature directorial debut with Wait Till Helen Comes. Written by Sanchez Mandryk and based on the novel of the same name by Mary Downing Hahn, the story focuses on a family who has recently moved to the Maryland countryside where the tormented ghost of a little girl suddenly becomes involved with the young daughters of the family.

Even creepier is the house in which this family has moved was once a church and the little girl spirit only seems to be interesting in haunting the 12-year old daughter in the family, but forms an intimate though dangerous friendship with her 7-year-old stepsister. Sounds like this could end up like a mix of The Good Son and countless ghost stories that use the innocence of children to make a dangerous spirit even more scary. If you're skeptical of Love Hewitt's directing talents, apparently the actress has had some experience behind the camera directing several episodes of "Ghost Whisperer," so she's primed for a feature film now. Anyone interested?

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  • Anonymous
    i love me some ghost stories - however, i'm not sold on JLH directing.
  • Kevin
    It's not a ghost story. It's actually a raunchy sex comedy about a man (Helen's boyfriend, played by Zach Braff) who is desperately trying to learn how to control his tendency to prematurely ejaculate.
    • Anonymous
      it took me a minute - but i got it. that was really a "junior high" type joke.
  • Julie
    I enjoyed watching Ghost Whisperer and I have faith in Jennifer Love Hewitt's directing ability. This could turn out to be pretty good.
  • Richard
    I've been a fan since Party of Five and although I've never met her I did mention her in LEAVING SOUTH CAROLINA (my autobiography) and again in my latest book on our failing economy. If she puts her mind to it I'm sure she will do well. I just hope she is not in or around LA in the summer of 2014 because that is when I expect the "Big One" that is long overdue. I also wrote about producer Ralph Singleton and some of the things we did as teenagers. He once told me he was going to become a producer when he was just 16, so you go girl! With God's help you can do anything you choose.
  • Dani
    I'm cautiously interest. I adored this book as a child and hope to high heaven that Hollywood does it justice.
  • Yayaspage
    Love JLH and love the book.. Can't wait!!




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