Fox Lands ‘Operation Prince Of Freedom’ Spec; Jake Szymanski To Direct


EXCLUSIVE: Fox has landed Operation Prince Of Freedom, a spec script package for a comedy that will be helmed by Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates director Jake Szymanski. Chernin Entertainment will produce with Gary Sanchez. The script is by Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn, and Gary Sanchez’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Kevin Messick and Andrew Steele will produce with Chernin. Fox has had success with the hard R comedy in Deadpool and Kingsman: The Secret Service and this movie fits that ratings mold. The comedy follows a group of ragtag Marines who are attacked by a Taliban insurgency while escorting a politically incorrect C&W star across Afghanistan. Things take an unexpected turn when the Marines and Taliban alike are forced to unite against an invasion of alien bugs. The scribes are repped by Verve and Mosaic, and Szymanski is repped by UTA and Mosaic. This project would likely follow another that Chernin and Gary Sanchez set up at Fox for Szymanski, who directed Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. They have Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell attached to star in another comedy, Women in Business. That film will come first and this will follow.

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