BREAKING: Jason Segel and Drew Pearce have sold a pitch to Fox. They will turn the documentary The Other F Word into a feature that will be a star vehicle for the How I Met Your Mother star. Segel and Pearce will co-write and be executive producers.
Several studios chased the deal before Fox took it off the table. The 2011 docu explores the world of aging punk rock musicians as they transition into fatherhood and try to maintain the contrast between their anti-authoritarian lifestyle with the responsibilities of being a dad.
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins wrote and directed the docu, producing it with Cristan Reilly. Among the rock stars balancing these roles were Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath. Nevins and Reilly will be executive producers on the comedy.
Pearce’s screen credits include Iron Man 3 and Sherlock Holmes 3, and he did production work on Pacific Rim and is now working on Godzilla, both for Legendary Pictures. WME reps Segel and Pearce along with Warren Dern. Stacy Abrams manages Segel, most recently seen in The Five-Year Engagement and The Muppets. Here is a trailer for the docu, to convey a sense of the comic possibilities here: