20th Century Fox
[Update 08.01.17, 12:30 p.m.: Territories have begun to be assigned, as Neal H. Moritz is taking the script into Sony, Marc Platt is taking it into Universal, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura is taking it into Paramount. Territories are going quickly, so stay tuned! Our original story is below.]
Written by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script is being pitched as True Lies with a father-daughter dynamic, as it follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.
Frankly, that’s pretty smart, considering the action-comedy is due for a change-up featuring mixed-gender leads. Look at the “Action – Buddy Comedy” chart on Box Office Mojo and all of the recent films on the list feature either two men or two women. Examples include the Jump Street films, the Ride Along movies, The Heat, Central Intelligence, Men in Black 3, Let’s Be Cops, High Pursuit and 2 Guns. It’s 2017, people! It’s time for men and women to unite so they can make quips and kick ass together… as a family.
John Zaozirny is attached to produce Father-Daughter Day and is looking to partner with another producer before taking the project into studios.
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