EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has just stepped up to acquire an untitled film about divorce that will be written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. He will produce the project through his Khalabo Ink Society production company, with an eye towards directing. E. Brian Dobbins of Artists First will also produce.
Barris is coming off the massive hit Girls Trip and he co-wrote the new version of Shaft that is currently in production at New Line. Here, he will script an idea based on his own real-life experiences with the difficulties of marriage. The gritty, pull-no-punches comedy explores exactly what happens when everyone’s favorite couple calls it quits.
Barris is represented by CAA and Artists First.