Dis hooks up with 'Undateable'
EmptyWalt Disney Pictures has pre-emptively picked up "Undateable," a comedy pitch from scribes Jack Angelo and Sam Brown. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Disney-based Offspring will produce along with Mikkel Bondessen of Fuse Entertainment.
The project is based on the true story of Brian Wolf, who had no dating life, so he started a Web site called SettleForBrian.com, about why women should settle for him. Among the site's highlights is a comprehensive pro and con list where he waxes about his large nose and earlobe ("They say that a person's ears and nose continue to grow throughout his life, so this situation is only going to get worse") and how he was rejected by dating site eHarmony.com, which said he was one of the people it didn't think it could find a match for.
Fuse's Alex Goldstone will executive produce, and Rich Demato will co-produce.
Kristin Burr and Casey Wolf bought in the project and will oversee for the studio.
Angelo, a former production assistant and a former television director, and Brown, an actor-turned-writer, wrote "Off the Hook" for Parent/Stuber.
Offspring and Fuse Entertainment are producing "Flight Risk" at Disney. Offspring also is working on "Bedtime Stories," starring Adam Sandler, which Shankman will direct and executive produce along with Gibgot for Disney.
Angelo and Brown are repped by UTA, Fuse and attorney Eric Brooks. UTA also reps Offspring Entertainment.