Write When You Get Work (2008): Romantic Comedy from Stacy (My New Gun) Cochran (Women in Film)

Abramorama has acquired the theatrical rights to Write When You Get Work to be released November 23.

This romantic comedy starring Emmy-nominee Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” La La Land), Rachel Keller (“Fargo,”) and Emily Mortimer (“Mary Poppins Returns”), follows former lovers Jonny Collins (Wittorck) and Ruth Duffy (Keller), whose paths have crossed again years later.

The film is written and directed by Stacy Cochran, whose impressive 1992 feature debut My New Gun earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature.

Write When You Get Work is a romantic comedy set in New York City, at a private school for girls, and in the world outside its exclusive walls. It’s a story of money, access, and mischief, of who gets in through doorways and how.

Ruth Duffy plays a woman working to put her tumultuous days behind her and establish a career on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side. Jonny Collins is the man she least wants to see, but whose efforts to infiltrate her life are unimpeded by locks or windows.

Nan Noble (Mortimer) is a member of the entitled class whose pronouncements reveal the fears and cluelessness of life on the inside.

The film offers love story, set in New York, where people live and walk in unexpected combinations, often stuck in their own heads but sometime also together.

Shooting this kind of scripted but loose-limbed story on film was especially thrilling since the camera and lighting were done by the extraordinary cinematographer Robert Elswit.