Paramount Players Acquires Comedy Pitch from “Uncle Drew” Writer Jay Longino

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Paramount Players has preemptively acquired an untitled comedy pitch from Uncle Drew scribe , the Tracking Board has confirmed.

While the title and logline are being held under lock and key, the project is said to be set in the world of West Coast hip-hop and was brought into the studio by executive vice president Matt Dines, who will oversee along with creative executive Royce Reeves Darby.

Longino is the sole writer of Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy Uncle Drew starring Kyrie Irving, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Rel Howery that hits theaters on June 29. His script Son of Shaolin, which is based on his own original graphic novel, recently attracted Rick Famuyiwa to direct.  He is represented by .

This was first reported by Variety.

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