Paul Feig to Produce “Turned On” for Fox


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Ghostbusters director has found his next project as he teams up with for a feature comedy revolving around a female engineer. The spec, , was written by Kesslering who is currently assistant to The Late Late Show host James Corden.

The script follows a brilliant and awkward engineer who builds an android to help out with life’s difficult situations. However, when the android begins to self-actualize, things end up spiraling out of control.

Stories about androids and robots have been popular for years — from Westworld to A.I. Artificial Intelligence to 2015’s critically acclaimed Ex Machina. A comedic twist on the genre will likely be an appealing facet for genre fans.

Jessie Henderson, co-president at Feigco Entertainment, will produce alongside Feig and Dan Magnante will oversee the project.

Before working at The Late Late Show, Kesslering was an assistant at Artists Agency, all while working on becoming a writer. He’s repped by and .

Most recently Feig directed the female-led comedy Ghostbusters. He’s also producing the upcoming Amy Schumer comedy Mother/Daughter for Fox and he’s currently in talks to direct Mindy Kaling’s upcoming feature about a late-night talk show host co-starring Kaling and Emma Thompson. He’s repped by .

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This news was first reported by Yahoo!.


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