'Horrible Bosses' Co-Writers to Produce Relativity Prison Comedy

10:30 AM PST 08/22/2014 by Rebecca Ford
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John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

"All Day and a Night" is prison slang for life without parole

Relativity Studios will produce, finance and distribute All Day and a Night, a prison-set action comedy following a TV news crew doing a story of the lives of two prison guards.

Horrible Bosses co-writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are producing the project, for which Paul Ruehl and the late Lester Lewis wrote the script, based on an idea from Goldstein and Daley.

The film follows a TV news crew that heads to prison to chronicle the life of two guards. But when a violent prison riot breaks out, the crew becomes stranded inside with the guards. "All day and a night" is an expression for life without parole.

Brett Dahl is overseeing the project for Relativity.

Goldstein and Daley will next direct comedy reboot Vacation, starring Ed Helms, which they also co-wrote. They previously wrote the script for hit comedy Horrible Bosses, as well as the story for the upcoming sequel Horrible Bosses 2, which will hit theaters in November. They're repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

Ruehl worked as a writer and co-producer on TV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and is repped by Paradigm, Madhouse Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Lewis, who died in March 2013, was a consulting producer on NBC’s Office, and was a writer and co-exutive producer on TV'S Baby Daddy.

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