'Hangover' writers' spec picked up

Universal wants body-switching comedy 'Change Up'

Universal has picked up the script "Change Up" from "Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, reviving a moribund spec market. David Dobkin is attached to direct and produce.

The studio is keeping the logline under wraps, though it is known to be a body-switching comedy.

Universal's senior vp production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for the studio.

In addition to "Hangover," which has become the top-grossing R-rated comedy with $258.6 million, Lucas and Moore also wrote the recent New Line comedies "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "Four Christmases."

Dobkin, who last directed 2007's "Fred Claus," is attached to direct "R.I.P.D." based on the supernatural Dark Horse project.

Lucas, Moore and Dobkin are repped by CAA.
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