Disney Goes Swimming With Rats

Walt Disney Pictures has picked up the family comedy “Pool Rats” to be directed by Andy Fickman (“The Game Plan”) says The Hollywood Reporter.

The semiautobiographical story inspired by Fickman’s wild times coaching a neighborhood league swim team during a summer that he says changed both his life and his swimmers.

With the shenanigans that ensued, it was hard to see who the bigger troublemaker was — the coach or the kids. The real events transpired in Houston in the 1980s, but “Rats” will be set in present-day and hop to capture a “Meatballs”-style of comedy.

Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price and Fickman are writing the script.