“20th Lands” Mother-daughter Comedy Pitch from “Booksmart” Stars Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern - Latest Global News

“20th Lands” Mother-daughter Comedy Pitch from “Booksmart” Stars Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Studios has received an original feature pitch from Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern (Booksmart), with Gloria Sanchez hired as producer.

While plot details are not yet known, the project is described as a mother-daughter comedy with two strong female roles.

As far as the film is concerned, Haskins and Halpern wrote the last pens 80 for Brady, the comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field that Paramount released last year. They are perhaps best known for their scripting Booksmartthe 2019 BAFTA and WGA Award-nominated comedy directed by Olivia Wilde.

Creators of the CBS show Carol’s second actwith Patricia Heaton, as well as the ABC sitcom Trophy wifeThe two currently have an overall television deal for CBS Studios. Nominated for an Emmy for her work on the ABC staff Blackthey have also written on series like Good girls (NBC), The mayor (ABC) and Imaginary Mary (ABC), to name just a few.

Previously in business with Haskins and Halpern BooksmartWill Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez has found success with such acclaimed features as Searchlight’s Theater camp and Netflix May December. Yesterday I saw Ferrell come on board to take the lead role GOLF, a Netflix comedy series he co-creates with Ramy Youssef and Josh Rabinowitz, the company saw the streamer acquire his acclaimed documentary earlier this year Will & Harper from Sundance.

Gloria Sanchez will premiere her new feature film comedy on January 30, 2025 You are cordially invited, starring Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon, on Prime Video. Check out a teaser at the link. Also in the works Not a good deedthe Netflix comedy from creator Liz Feldman.

In recent months, 20th began production on the thriller Eenie Meaniecommissioned Jack Paglen to write a new novel Maze runner Film, development started on a reboot of 9 to 5 with producer Jennifer Aniston and hired Lily James to star in a film inspired by the story of Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd. Last introduced Kingdom of the Planet of the Apeswhich has grossed over $141 million worldwide to date, will be released by the studio next Alien: Romulus on August 16th.

Haskins and Halpern are represented by UTA, Rise Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Gloria Sanchez is represented by UTA, Mosaic and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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