Susanna Fogel, who is known for co-writing the 2019 critically-acclaimed comedy Booksmart and 2018’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, is set to direct her upcoming film The Mentor. Fogel will also co-write the script with her The Spy Who Dumped Me collaborator David Iserson. The pair will be producing the feature for Sony Pictures.
According to Deadline, The Mentor will tell the story about two women of different generations and their complex relationship as coworkers, but “…The job at hand? The pursuit of an international fugitive arms dealer”.
Fogel made a name for herself in 2014 for the romantic comedy Life Partners starring Leighten Meester and Gillian Jacobs. She most recently directed the first two episodes of the hit HBO Max series The Flight Attendant and is currently nominated for a 2021 DGA Award for the show. Fogel also worked on the pilot for Amazon’s The Wilds, episodes of the Gillian Flynn Amazon series Utopia, and Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories for Apple. Iserson has numerous TV credits to his name as well, including Mr. Robot, Mad Men, Run, Upload, Mozart In The Jungle, United States of Tara, New Girl, and Saturday Night Live.
Fogel is repped by UTA, Lighthouse Management and Media, while Iserson is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment.