Tom Lennon And Robert Ben Garant Board 'Wee McGinty'

EXCLUSIVE: When you’ve covered film projects as long as I have, you can only wish to come across project log lines you haven’t heard a million times before. My wish has been granted by the Summit Entertainment comedy The Wee McGinty, which has just been creatively taken over by¬† Night at the Museum scribes Tom Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Said an insider: “Think Bourne Identity, but plug in a leprechaun instead of Matt Damon.”

Lennon and Garant have just closed deals to rewrite the script for Garant to direct, with Lennon playing a major supporting role. The premise: the height-challenged wish-granter loses his memory, and settles in with a group of Chicago firefighters. That bliss is threatened when he is discovered by his paramilitary leprechaun brethren. Among the pyrotechnics: a wish-off that involves a fire-breathing Doberman. Mark Gibson and Phil Halprin were the original writers.

The duo, repped by CAA and Principato Young, just finished writing, exec producing, starring in and directing a pilot for FX called Alabama, their first series since Reno 911!

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