EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has made a connection with Holly DiMarco’s iPhone, paying low against mid-six figures for a pitch for a hard R-rated comedy that will be written by Patrick Walsh and Sonny Lee. It sounds like a John Hughes-esque plot gone wrong. A couple of high school losers find themselves in wish–fulfillment mode after they find the iPhone belonging to the hottest and most popular girl in school. The film will be produced by Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions partners Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who have a producing deal at the studio and a mandate to make edgy comedies. They wrote the Harold & Kumar comedies and at Universal wrote and directed American Reunion, which rebooted the American Pie franchise for the studio. Hurwitz & Schlossberg’s Joseph Amaral will supervise production with Uni exec Maradith Frenkel.
As for Walsh and Lee, they come out of TV where they were writer-producers on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and are going into their third season as the co-executive producers of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. They also wrote 21 Shots, a feature comedy being developed by Paramount and Montecito. Walsh and Lee are repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, while Hurwitz and Schlossberg are repped by CAA.