Universal Nabs “Good Boys,” Eisenberg and Stupnitsky Comedy Starring Jacob Tremblay

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It looks like Room and Wonder‘s 11-year-old star is growing up and will continue to star in more grown-up fare like the comedy vehicle  from  and , which has just won in a competitive situation, the Tracking Board confirms.

The studio bought the package with a green light, a planned July production start and a reported $20 million budget for the writing duo to make this their directorial debut, as reported last year.

The comedy will be produced by and Point Grey’s , Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, whose upcoming Universal comedy Blockers will be released on April 6. Nathan Kahane from will executive produce. Universal’s EVP of Production Erik Baiers and director of development Chloe Yellin will oversee for the studio with Josh Fagen overseeing for Point Grey and Brady Fujikawa for .

The movie is said to be in the vein of Superbad and Sausage Party — two of Rogen and Goldberg’s bigger hits — an R-rated comedy that follows four 12=year-old boys who skip school to embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril.

After his breakout role in the Oscar-nominated Room, Tremblay went on to appear in the horror film Shut-In and Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, both with Naomi Watts. Last year, Tremblay starred in the Lionsgate drama Wonder from Steven Chbosky, which was a huge worldwide hit. Tremblay is represented by , and , and he will next be seen in Shane Black’s The Predator and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

The writing duo got their big break as writer/producers on NBC’s hit sitcom The Office, which they followed with Stephen Merchant’s Hello Ladies and they’re exec. producers on Showtime’s SMILF.  They wrote the biblical comedy Year One, which the late Harold Ramis directed, as well as Bad Teacher, the Jake Kasdan-directed comedy starring Cameron Diaz that was turned into a television show. They are represented by , and .

Point Grey is repped by and .

 Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor

 

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