'Golden' shines for Disney
EmptyWalt Disney Pictures has bought an untitled adult treasure hunt spec script by Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen. Chris Bender and JC Spink's Benderspink, Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring as well as Mason Novick are attached to produce.
The story follows a group of childhood friends who reunite in their early 30s to seek out a treasure that they tried and failed to find as kids. The script is based on an original idea by Novick.
Offspring's Matthew Mizel brought the treasure hunt project to Kristin Burr at Disney. Mizel will act as a co-producer and oversee for Offspring. Burr is shepherding for Disney.
Langley Perer is overseeing for Benderspink.
Disney-based Offspring is prepping "Bedtime Stories," which Shankman will direct with Adam Sandler starring, and "Step Up 2."
Benderspink is developing "Bob the Musical" at Disney. The company has the comedies "Mancation" at New Line and "The Guy Not Taken" at DreamWorks.
Pocha and Cohen are relative newcomers to the screenwriting scene. Pocha was on the production staff on ABC's "Complete Savages," while Cohen was a story editor on WB Network's "High School Reunion."
The duo are repped by Benderspink and attorney Sean Marks.