Lionsgate Buys Opera-Themed Comedy ‘The Three Tenors’

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has bought The Three Tenors, an ensemble comedy spec by Johnny Rosenthal that will be produced by Patrick Aiello. Think A Night At The Opera meets Anchorman here as the comedy traces the rise and fall, and then another rise and fall and then rise, of a fictional trio of internationally beloved operatic superstars. This sounds pretty good; I always wondered why Adam Sandler never turned his Opera Man character into a feature.

Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, and Summit EVP Production Meredith Milton acquired the project and are overseeing for the studio. Rosenthal recently wrote Bad Santa 2 for Dimension and Iron Jack for Sony. Aiello just produced the Legendary Pictures/Universal thriller As Above So Below that will open August 28 and he is in production on director Kevin Reynolds’ first-century epic thriller Clavius, which stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton. Rosenthal is repped by Paradigm, Apostle and attorney Jeff Frankel. Aiello was repped by WME and attorney Chase Mellen.

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