EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have set the Blades of Glory team of Will Speck & Josh Gordon to direct The Pool. The comedy is about a middle-class college graduate who jumps into the job market at the worst possible time, and the only gig he gets is teaching swim lessons at a prestigious country club full of beautiful women and their older inattentive husbands. Chernin Co.’s Dylan Clark and Josh McLaughlin are producing.
The comedy is in the vein of Risky Business and The Flamingo Kid. Script was written by Dan Lagana, who just adapted the Jake Wizner novel Spanking Shakespeare for Paramount, and is currently writing an MTV pilot to star Bo Burnham. Speck & Gordon, who also directed The Switch and have Office Christmas Party set up at DreamWorks, are reunited in this deal with Jeremy Kramer, who worked with the duo on Blades of Glory and recently joined Fox as an executive. CAA rep the directors and writer, Management 360 reps Speck & Gordon and Gotham Group Lagana.