Fox Buys Melissa Stack Pitch; Paul Feig Eyeing To Direct Untitled Female Comedy

feigpEXCLUSIVE: Bridesmaids and The Heat helmer Paul Feig is attached to produce and possibly direct an untitled pitch that Melissa Stack will write for Fox. She wrote The Other Woman, the Nick Cassavetes-directed pic that is in post at Fox, with Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann starring. They are keeping the logline to themselves, but it’s an original idea hatched by Feig and a vehicle for a group of ethnically diverse comic actresses. Feig and Jessie Henderson are producing under the Feigco banner that formed at Fox to make R-rated comedies.

“I’m always looking for an excuse to gather a bunch of funny women together, and Melissa’s amazing take on this idea really made me laugh,” said Feig. “I’m thrilled to be working with her and excited to really nail our Paso Doble on Dancing With The Stars.” Feig next reunites with Melissa McCarthy in Susan Cooper, a secret agent comedy that also stars Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. Feig’s repped by CAA, Stack by Paradigm and┬áKaplan/Perrone.

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