20th Century Fox has made a high six-figure spec deal for an untitled action comedy that figures to be the next film directed by Luke Greenfield, whose pic Something Borrowed opens May 6 through Warner Bros and Alcon. The new film will be produced by Simon Kinberg under his overall Fox deal. Greenfield wrote the script with Nicholas Thomas. The film is an edgy action-comedy for two male stars. The studio is already looking at actors in hopes of starting production in the fall.
Kinberg will produce through Genre Films with Genre’s Aditya Sood and Wide Awake’s Greenfield. Kinberg is in post-production on the Matthew Vaughn-directed X-Men: First Class and the McG-directed This Means War, and he’s exec producer on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and producer on the Neill Blomkamp-directed Elysium. CAA reps Kinberg and Greenfield, APA reps Thomas.