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'Into The Beautiful': Meg Ryan Making Directing Debut

Meg Ryan

First Posted: 04/06/11 09:19 AM ET Updated: 06/06/11 06:12 AM ET

For the first time, Meg Ryan will be the one to yell action and cut.

The star actress is going from in front of the camera to behind it, Variety reports, as she's set to direct her first movie. Titled "Into The Beautiful," the film centers on friends reuniting after a long time apart.

"I'm often drawn to pictures that make you laugh and cry," the film's producer Wendy Finerman told the trade publication. "I think this is the perfect project for Meg to bring to life. She's poignant and funny and heartfelt."

Ryan's career has slowed of late; best known for hit romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail," she was last seen on the big screen in a less sucessful romcom, "Serious Moonlight," in 2009. She starred in another poorly reviewed effort, "The Women," in 2008.

In her own romantic life, she's been frequently seen out with John Mellencamp since the winter.

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