Timbers, who also staged The Last Goodbye – a rock take on Romeo and Juliet using the songs of Jeff Buckley – has been tapped to direct "Rosalie," penned by "(500) Days of Summer" writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
The film, told from the perspective of Romeo's first love (who he dumps for Juliet), is based on Rebecca Serle's novel "When You Were Mine."
Timbers is also at work co-writing "Mozart In The Jungle," a new pilot for Amazon, written with Roman Coppola ("The Darjeeling Limited") and Jason Schwartzman ("Moonrise Kingdom").
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.