Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain,” “The Game Plan”) is in negotiations to direct the comedy “Us & Them” for 20th Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment and Walden Media reports Risky Biz Blog.
Billy Crystal remains attached to star and produce the film about the differences in parenting philosophies between the last two generations.
Crystal would play a grandfather forced to babysit his three grandchildren by the modern day rules of his daughter who is away on a week long business trip.
He’s soon confronted by the absurdity of modern parenting – tailored meals, no losing at sports, and discussion of emotions. He reverts to old-school-style discipline.
Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario penned the script based on an idea by Crystal. Peter Chernin will produce.