MGM Picks Up Schneider’s Stan

MGM is in advanced negotiations to acquire all U.S. rights to Rob Schneider’s directorial debut “Big Stan” from Crystal Sky Pictures reports Variety.

“Big Stan,” which shot last year, stars Schneider as a geeky conman who gets sentenced to a prison stretch. Terrified of being raped, he enlists the aid of a martial arts guru (David Carradine) to teach him kung fu.

When he goes inside, his newfound skills result in his becoming an unlikely hero, as he outsmarts the warring prison gangs. Josh Lieb penned the script.

MGM is planning to give the movie a wide December release.