Universal picked up Dirty Grandpa as a spec script in 2011 and later put it turnaround, now Bill Block is packaging the pic for QED to sell internationally. The film stars Robert De Niro as a recently widowed older man who gets to know his grandson (Zac Efron) who is about to marry a girl who is not right for him. Dan Mazer — who co-wrote Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat, Bruno and The Dictator will direct from a script by John Phillips. Block, Barry Josephson, Jason Barrett, and Michael Simkin are producing. CAA is handling U.S. rights.
Toronto: QED Dancing With ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Starring Robert De Niro & Zac Efron
What's Hot on Deadline
Latest Film News
- ‘American Sniper’ Helmer Clint Eastwood Finds Jewell Project; Can Fox And Warner Bros Work It Out?
- Antonio Banderas In ‘The 33′ Trailer: “I Believe We’ll Make It Out Of Here!”
- HBO Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Clocks 1.65M Viewers In Premiere
- Electric Entertainment Taps Craig Gates; Tyler Ross Books ‘Officer Downe’
- Relativity Picks Up Eric Bress’ Spec ‘American Drifter’
- CBS Films Sets Boston Marathon Bombing Pic ‘Patriots’ Day'; Mark Wahlberg Eyes Police Commish Ed Davis Role