A couple of key script deals to announce today.
First up, scribe Katie Dippold has been hired to pen a new comedy film script for director Paul Feig, Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox. The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the project is described as a mother/daughter action comedy.
This follows in the wake of the team’s first collaboration on the upcoming R-rated buddy comedy “The Heat” starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock. That film opens around the July 4th holiday weekend.
Next, Tom Shepherd (“Hey, Stella!”) has made a deal to pen a re-write of the Al Capone biopic “Cicero”. Tom Hardy remains attached to play Capone in the film which chronicles his rise to power.
Finally, Big Beach and De Line Pictures have made a deal to pick up Vera Herbert’s Black List script “Don’t Make Me Go”.
The story follows a single Dad who, after learning he has a serious illness, takes his teenage daughter on a road trip to find the mother who abandoned her years before.