Hurwitz, Schlossberg sell 'Grandma'
Paramount picks up script from 'Harold & Kumar' scribesYou're never too old to go to war.
Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the masterminds behind the "Harold & Kumar" movies, have sold their original comedy screenplay, "Grandma vs. Grandma," to Paramount Pictures. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing through their Red Wagon shingle.
The script, which would net the scribes north of a million dollars if it is produced, concerns two 60-ish grandmothers who aggressively compete against each other for the affections of their grandchildren while the parents are out of town.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg most recently wrote and directed "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay," the sequel to "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," which they scripted in 2004. "Grandma" is intended to play more as a family comedy in the PG-13 range.
"We've wanted to be in business with them for a long time," Wick said. "They create unique and unlikely heroes and tell their stories with an impossible blend of humanity and hilarity."
Red Wagon recently produced "Runaway Vacation" and "Memoirs of a Geisha." It also has "Tokyo Suckerpunch" and "The Historian" in development at Sony.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg, who are repped by CAA and Principato Young, also have their screenplay " 'Til Beth Do Us Part," which they are attached to direct, in development with Principato Young producing at Warner Bros. They're also working on the script for "Harold & Kumar 3" for Mandate and New Line.