The `Cougar Town` actress will helm murderous internet love story `Tall Hot Blonde` for network Lifetime, and she admits she is delighted to have the job.
She said: "I love directing. I thought, `Oh my god, this is perfect for my personality, to be involved in every little detail.` It made me so happy.
"The film is a true story about two people falling in love on the internet, but no one`s who they`re supposed to be. There`s a murder out of jealousy. It`s a really interesting documentary. It`s a great role for a guy - and it`s not your typical battered woman."
Having finished the latest season of `Cougar Town` - which she has previously directed episodes of - the former `Friends` beauty will be focusing entirely on her new job, which will film in Los Angeles so she can be in close proximity to her seven-year-old daughter Coco
She added to USA Today: "This is going to be a full time job for the next, three months. Coco`s so social. Everything in her life. I think it`s important to keep it really consistent."