Baruchel, Chabot Pen Comedy “Baseballissimo”

Jay Baruchel and writing partner Jesse Chabot are teaming to co-script sports comedy “Baseballissimo” reports Variety.

Based on Dave Bidini’s popular 2005 non-fiction book, the story charts the author’s family adventures in Nettuno, a city in Italy where American G.I.s introduced baseball in 1944.

Rush frontman Geddy Lee optioned the book last year. Baruchel co-wrote the hockey comedy “Goon” which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.