While many of the industry’s players are in chilly Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, here in LA things are heating up for the hot new R-rated comedy spec SENIOR YEAR, which comes from Jake Wagner at Benderspink and Greg Pedicin at Gersh.
The spec is written by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli, who wrote the hilarious supernatural comedy Ghost Team One. Senior Year centers on a cheerleader who falls into a coma during a floor routine, and wakes some 20-years later still the teen girl she was – and eager to reclaim her spot as prom queen and popular kid!
Last night we confirmed that Benderspink took the project into New Line, Brett Ratner & James Packer’s Ratpac into Warner Bros., Andrew Rona & Alex Heineman’s The Picture Company into Fox, and Todd Garner’s Broken Road productions is into Paramount, Screen Gems, and CBS Films. We can now confirm that Broken Road has taken the project into Relativity, Rona and Heineman’s The Picture Company into Lionsgate, and Scott Stuber’s Stuber Productions into Universal.
Spec is into:
Stuber into Universal
Broken Road into Relativity
Benderspink into New Line
Ratpac into Warner Bros.
Broken Road into Screen Gems, Paramount and CBS Films
The Picture Company into Fox, Lionsgate