Burstein to direct from a screenplay penned by Nicole Holofcener

Nanette Burstein (‘Going the Distance’) is to direct ‘Unforgiving World,’ a romantic drama penned by Nicole Holofcener (‘Please Give,’ ‘Friends with Money’).

A remake of the French movie ‘Notre univers impitoyable,’ the movie centers on a newlywed couple working at the same architectural firm who end up vying for the same life-changing position. The film shows the different outcomes in parallel storylines depending on who gets the job.

Burstein directed last year’s romantic comedy ‘Going the Distance’ starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long. The director is probably best known for her documentaries; 2008’s ‘American Teen’ and the co-directed documentaries ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture,’ and ‘On the Ropes.’