BREAKING: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled musical comedy to be scripted by Michael Mitnick, who is writing The Current War for Timur Bekmambetov, a drama that chronicles the true-life public battle fought between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse for domination of the early power industry. Mitnick is also writing the libretto for the Broadway musical adaptation of Animal House.

The musical, which was bought as a pitch, will be produced by Mark Gordon and Jennifer Todd through The Mark Gordon Company, whose execs Allyson Seeger and Drew Simon brought in the project. WME and Jeff Silver at Fourth Floor Productions reps Mitnick.