‘Late Night’ Breakout Director Nisha Ganatra to Direct Romance ‘Covers’ for Universal

“Late Night” premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was sold to Amazon for $13 million

“Late Night” breakout director Nisha Ganatra is in talks to helm Universal and Working Title’s “Covers,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

“Covers” will be a romance set in the Los Angeles music world. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce and Working Title’s Alexandra Loewy will serve as executive producer.

Flora Greeson penned the script. Universal Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Creative Executive Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.

Ganatra most recently directed the comedy “Late Night,” which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was swept up by Amazon Studios for a whopping $13 million. Her additional credits include episodes of “The Last Man on Earth,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Love,” “Girls” and “Better Things.” She also served as a consulting producer on “Transparent,” which earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2015.

Universal recently pledged to joined Time’s Up’s 4 percent challenge to work with more female directors.

Ganatra is represented by ICM Partners and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

Variety first reported the news.

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