Universal Buys Workplace Comedy Pitch “24-7” for Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria to Star In and Produce


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Universal is back in business with screenwriter (The Gauntlet), as the has picked up the workplace comedy pitch and will it as a starring vehicle for and , the Tracking Board has confirmed.

Washington and Longoria will produce via their respective companies Simpson Street and UnbeliEVAable Entertainment, whose will also produce.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the title sure sounds like it ups the ante on the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5, which starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.

Universal executive Sara Scott will oversee the for the , while Pilar Savone and Will Rack will oversee for Simpson Street and UnbeliEVAble, respectively.

Washington stars on ABC’s Scandal and lends her voice to Pixar’s Cars 3. She recently optioned the The Mothers and The Perfect Mother as a producer. She’s represented by and .

Longoria is coming off of Blumhouse’s Lowriders and recently wrapped Jamie Foxx’s comedy All-Star Weekend. Not only is she developing several as a producer, but she also just signed on for a key supporting role in the Overboard remake. She’s repped by and Partners.

Rothschild is a Baltimore-based writer who writes for Love, Unscripted on Awesomeness and also wrote The Dog Walker, which Alison Eastwood is attached to direct. She’s repped by , and her pitch sale was first reported by Deadline.

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