EXCLUSIVE: Glee star Cory Monteith is at the center of a pitch deal that just went down at Fox 2000. The untitled project, described as a “workplace” comedy. Monteith is attached to star and produce with Bruce Nash and Robert Kosberg. The idea came from Michael Herbert, an intern at Nash Entertainment. Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson on the hit series, just wrapped the Fox 2000 Tom Bezucha-directed Monte Carlo, starring alongside Leighton Meester and Selena Gomez. Obviously, Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler liked what she saw. Monteith is repped by APA and Red Management.
Nash Entertainment also is developing Girl Most Wanted with Fox 2000 and Spyglass as a vehicle for Katherine Heigl to star and produce.
EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has optioned the rights to the Lauren Oliver teen novel Before I Fall, with Maria Maggenti set to adapt it. The book brings a Groundhog Day approach to high school. A female student finds herself living what may be her last day on earth over and over, until she gets things right. Jon Shestack will produce and Ginny Pennekamp will co-produce. Maggenti most recently did a rewrite on Monte Carlo, the Fox 2000 co-production with Regency and Walden Media that has Tom Bezucha directing and Selena Gomez starring. APA-repped Maggenti was a staff writer on 90210 and wrote and directed Puccini for Beginners. Book deal was brokered by Kohner Agency and Foundry and Carla Hacken’s steering the project for Fox 2000.