EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has made a connection with Holly DiMarco’s iPhone, paying low against mid-six figures for a pitch for a hard R-rated comedy that will be written by Patrick Walsh and Sonny Lee. It sounds like a John Hughes-esque plot gone wrong. A couple of high school losers find themselves in wish-fulfillment mode after they find the iPhone belonging to the hottest and most popular girl in school. The film will be produced by Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions partners Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who have a producing deal at the studio and a mandate to make edgy comedies. They wrote the Harold & Kumar comedies and at Universal wrote and directed American Reunion, which rebooted the American Pie franchise for the studio. Hurwitz & Schlossberg’s Joseph Amaral will supervise production with Uni exec Maradith Frenkel.
As for Walsh and Lee, they come out of TV where they were writer-producers on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and are going into their third season as the co-executive producers of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. They also wrote 21 Shots, a feature comedy being developed by Paramount and Montecito. Walsh and Lee are repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, while Hurwitz and Schlossberg are repped by CAA.