"New Moon" Director Chris Weitz Digs Into "The Gardener"

Monday, Nov 23, 2009  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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"New Moon" Director Chris Weitz Digs Into "The Gardener"

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New Moon director Chris Weitz

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The sun has barely set on "New Moon's" record-breaking opening weekend, but director Chris Weitz already has his next gig lined up.

Weitz will reteam with Summit Entertainment – the studio behind the "Twilight" film franchise – to direct "The Gardener," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in Spring 2010, follows a hard-working Mexican gardener in Los Angeles and his efforts to protect his son.

"There are no werewolves or vampires, just a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles," Weitz told the Reporter.

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Weitz's other directing credits include "The Golden Compass," "About a Boy" and "Down to Earth."

"New Moon" brought in an impressive $258.8 million worldwide in its opening weekend, including $72.7 million on its opening day, beating "The Dark Knight" for biggest opening day in box office history.

Its $142 million domestically was also the biggest November opening to date.

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