Sundance be damned! Even with half the town in Park City getting their snow-filled festival on, one project is bringing everyone’s attention back to LA for a shot at territories for SENIOR YEAR, the red hot new spec out from Jake Wagner at Benderspink and Greg Pedicin at Gersh.
The R-rated spec, which comes from the minds of writers Andrew Knauer & Arthur Pielli (who wrote the hilarious supernatural comedy Ghost Team One), 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!
So who’s making the fast moves on this one? Well, as of midnight Sunday evening we’ve now exclusively confirmed that Benderspink (who are also the producers behind The Hangover franchise, as well the Horrible Bosses franchise) are locked into New Line, where they have their deal, Brett Ratner & James Packer’s Ratpac are into Warner Bros., Andrew Rona & Alex Heineman’s new shop The Picture Company is into Fox, and Todd Garner’s Broken Road productions is into Paramount, Screen Gems, and CBS Films.
And that’s just from the weekend.
Get ready for a wild week!
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