EXCLUSIVE: Miramax has preemptively secured the rights to Peter Hoare’s pitch, The Twenty Year, a comedy about two females who, 20 years after raising money to go toward their class’ eventual 20-year reunion, reluctantly reunite in order to access that bank account.
Unfortunately, they also need to track down the teacher who opened this account with them…a teacher who had a nervous breakdown that nobody’s seen in years.
Miramax exec Matthew Anderson is supervising development as the studio is said to be fast-tracking the project.
“We’re beyond excited to take this journey with a writer as talented as Peter,” said Anderson. “His pitch was hilarious; we sparked to it immediately and can’t wait to develop this truly unique project together.”
Hoare was a writer on the short-lived CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait and also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Billy Crystal-starring comedy film Standing Up, Falling Down, which will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
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“I’m thrilled to be making this movie with Miramax,” said Hoare. “There’s so much inherent comedy in how some people can completely reinvent themselves…and how others can remain the same, to a fault.
Hoare is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, CAA, and Stone Genow Smelkinson Binder & Christopher.
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