Jamie Foxx Sells Mafia Drama to NBC
'Tommy's Little Girl' centers on a girl who is hidden away in an orphanage after her Mafia family is murdered by a rival crime boss. Now an attorney, she has a double life as an assassin avenging their murders.
NBC has picked up two more projects for development, one of which is a Mafia-inspired drama from Jamie Foxx.
The broadcaster has made a deal for Tommy's Little Girl, which centers on a young girl raised in a Mafia family who is hidden away in an orphanage after her family is murdered by a rival crime boss. Now an attorney, she has a double life as an assassin avenging her family's murder as she attempts to locate her last living relative.
The project is from writer/executive producer Jorge Zamacona (Oz, The Unusuals) along with executive prodders Foxx and Deon Taylor.
The second project is a comedy from Chris Pappas and Mike Bernier (Unhitched) and Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II) titled Life Is Good. The logline: A husband and father of two young girls is discovered by the 19-year-old mixed-race son he never knew he had, throwing his mellow suburban family world into chaos.
Ravi Nandan is also an executive producer.
The pickups are in addition to an NBC project announced Friday that sees Sex and the City star Kristin Davis set to star in a project that would mark her return to series television.
NBC picked up Davis' The Happiness Project, based on the best-selling memoir by Gretchen Rubin about a woman's quest to become a happier person.
The single-camera, half-hour project will be produced by Universal Media Studios and Mosaic.
Kristin Newman (Chuck, How I Met Your Mother) is in negotiations to write the pilot and executive produce. Jimmy Miller and Dave Fleming also will executive produce.
Rubin was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. She embarked on a yearlong quest to make herself happier, trying out scientific studies and pop culture wisdom, and documented her experiments on a blog.
The project was packaged by UTA.
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