Kultgen and Rhodes previously worked together on NBC’s short-lived comedy, Bad Judge, which was co-created by Kultgen and Anne Heche. This is the first screenplay they’ve sold as a duo.
Plot details on The Best Friends are being kept under wraps though it is described as a high concept, slightly meta take on romantic comedies.
Producers are Montecito’s Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, and Amie Karp. Hannah Minghella, Nicole Brown, and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar.
Kultgen wrote the novel, Men, Women & Children, which was was made into a 2014 feature directed by Jason Reitman and starred Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Timothée Chalamet, and Ansel Elgort. Rhodes served as a writer and correspondent on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and prior to that was an original contributor to Funny or Die.
Kultgen is repped by MXN Entertainment and CAA. Rhodes is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.