EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired screen rights to Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me, the best-selling humor anthology edited by Ben Karlin. Script will be written by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel, who scripted the upcoming Get …
EXCLUSIVE: Adam Scott has been set to star in A.C.O.D., with Stuart Zicherman making his directorial debut on a script he wrote with Ben Karlin. The project is being financed and produced by Black Bear Pictures, which is currently in production with an untitled Ramin Bahrani-directed pic that stars Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid.
The title, A.C.O.D., is an acronym for Adult Children of Divorce, and Scott plays a thirty-ish man who was forced at an early age to be the adult of his family when his parents split bitterly. Fed up dealing with his parents’ long running feud, he must get his folks together once more time and keep from blowing a gasket after his younger brother unexpectedly decides to get married. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman is producing with Karlin (who co-created The Colbert Report) and Tim Perell. The film will shoot in March, and Scott will work it into his schedule starring in the NBC sitcom Parks and Rec.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Daily Show and Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin has signed a two-year deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, which starts on April 1, The Colbert Report co-creator will develop projects for the studio through his company SuperEgo Industries, which will be based on the Disney lot. Karlin will executive produce his original projects (2 scripts per year) with his manager, 3 Arts’ David Miner. The pact stems from a cast-contingent script Karlin had at ABC Studios this development season, It’s Not Me, It’s You, which has Julie Anne Robinson attached to direct. The project came close to a pilot order at ABC.