Todd Phillips Goes Large

Warners has picked up the comedy pitch “Murray at Large” for “Road Trip” and “Starsky and Hutch” helmer Todd Phillips to produce and direct reports Variety.

The comedy revolves around Murray Farkus, a pillar of his community who, when falsely accused of an unspeakable crime, goes on the run to clear his name and reputation. The story is loosely based on Phillips’ own Uncle Murray.

Phillips will write with Jeremy Garelick after finishing helming “The Hangover” for Warners who is fast-tracking the project as a potential pre-strike movie.