MGM Cages Zookeeper Comedy

MGM Films has secured rights to Jay Scherick and David Ronn’s comedy spec script “The Zookeeper” about talking animals reports the trades.

The story, described as a “Hitch” with animals, revolves around a zoo full of animals that break the code of silence to help a down-on-his-luck zookeeper get the woman of his dreams by introducing the secret mating habits of their species.

Walt Becker (“Van Wilder,” “Wild Hogs”) is attached to direct.