'About Last Night' Director Steve Pink to Helm Disney's 'Overnight'
Steve Pink is set to direct Disney's Overnight, a family adventure project Neal Moritz is producing.
Oren Uziel, who worked on 22 Jump Street, wrote the script, which has been described as Home Alone in an FAO Schwarz-esque toy store. Figuring into the plot is an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son -- and defuse a hostage situation.
The project, which was once titled Overnight at 42nd Street, was initially set up at Columbia/Sony but was put into turnaround, with Disney quietly picking it up a year ago. Ruben Fleischer was in discussions to board it as director in February, but it never got past the talking stage.
Pink most recently directed Screen Gems' remake of About Last Night, which was released in February and starred Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy. He recently wrapped Hot Tub Time Machine 2 for MGM/Paramount. The comedy is set for a Christmas release.
Pink has several other projects in the hopper, among them a potential Will Ferrell-starrer The Yank, which he co-wrote with writing partner Jeff Morris, and Vacation Friends, which has Anna Faris and Chris Pratt attached to star.
Pink is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Morris Yorn Barnes.