Script News: Barn, Moms, Birthday

In the Barn
Having produced “The Road” and the upcoming “The Counselor” together, producers Nick Wechsler and Steve Schwartz have re-teamed to acquire the film rights to Jonathan Stone’s upcoming novel previously titled “In the Barn”.

The story feels with an old man who survived the Nazis as a feral child in the Polish woods. Having become a successful American businessman, he’s targeted by thieves – but these crooks have messed with the wrong man. [Source: Deadline]

Mean Moms
“That’s My Boy” scribes Sean Anders and John Morris are set to pen a film adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman’s novel “Mean Moms” at New Line. Jill Messick will produce.

The story follows a happily married mother of two who moves from small town America to the high class suburbs and is faced with confronting the cutthroat world of competitive parenting. [Source: Variety]

Happy Birthday
Disney has picked up Jeremy Miller and Dan Cohn’s feature comedy pitch “Happy Birthday”.

The story follows a man who turns 40 and vows to never celebrate another birthday again. Unfortunately for him, he finds himself reliving the four worst birthdays from his past. [Source: Deadline]