Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, who all work together on Fox’s Family Guy. The project will be produced by Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for their Uni-based Bluegrass Films. Family Guy veteran Wild wrote and executive produced the Ted movies which Stuber and Clark produced.
The logline of the new one: A group of enthusiastically overweight dads get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle. Universal EVP Production Jon Mone will oversee.
Biggins, repped by CAA and Mosaic, is a co-executive producer on Family Guy and he has written for Tosh.0 and The Cleveland Show. Desilets, repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman, is a Family Guy producer. Wild is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.