Fox Searchlight has acquired Motherf***er, a comedy pitch that has Daryl Wein attached to direct and Michael London and Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson producing through London’s Groundswell banner. Wein will write the script with Zoe Lister-Jones, his writing partner on the indie Breaking Upwards. The comedy is about a guy who falls in love with a girl. When she brings him home to meet her parents, he falls for his girlfriend’s mom. Wein directed and self-financed Breaking Upwards, and he and Lister-Jones starred as a New York couple that strategized their own breakup. The duo’s script Lola Versus is separately in talks to land at Searchlight, possibly with Anne Hathaway attached.
Searchlight Grabs 'Motherf***er' Of Comedy Pitch
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