Paramount has named 13 GOING ON 30 helmer Gary Winick as director of a live-action/CG version of E.B. White's classic all-time best selling children's tale, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, reports VARIETY. Jordan Kerner (SNOW DOGS) will produce the film from a screenplay first drafted by Susannah Grant (ERIN BROCKOVICH) then revised by Karey Kirkpatrick (CHICKEN RUN, CURIOUS GEORGE).
The story follows Charlotte the spider who weaves words into her webs to save the life of her friend Wilbur the pig. Kerner Ent. production topper Paul Neesan will exec produce along with Edgar Bronfman Sr., who owns the rights to the 1973 animated version of the book produced by Paramount and Sagittarius Prods. Paramount production president Karen Rosenfelt will oversee the project for the studio.