Davis nabs Jeff Morris pitch

Comedy said to be in the vein of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Davis Entertainment has picked up a comedy pitch from newcomer scribe Jeff Morris for a low six figures.

Though Davis is keeping the plot under wraps, Morris' pitch is in the vein of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," said Derek Dauchy, the production company's president.

"We love Jeff. He's got a great new comedic voice," Dauchy said.

Morris inked the deal Davis in late April. Davis has a first-look deal with Fox for the project. Dauchy is producing, along with John Davis and Ira Napoliello.

This is the first sale for Morris, a former bartender and political science major at Arizona State University. He wrote and directed the indie film "You Did What?" which won the Orson Welles Award for outstanding achievement for a first-time director at the Tiburon International Film Fest.

He is repped by Zero Gravity Management.

Davis' production credits include the highly successful "Alien vs. Predator" series for Fox, as well as "I, Robot," "Garfield" and "The Heartbreak Kid."
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