Sony picks up 'Road to Nardo' spec

THR EXCLUSIVE

Sony is hitting the "Road to Nardo."

The studio has picked up a comedy spec from Andrew Waller and Mike Gagerman to which Scot Armstrong, the writer of comedies such as "Old School" and "Semi-Pro," is attached to make his directorial debut.

Armstrong also will produce with Neal Moritz and his Original Film banner. Ravi Nandan, Armstrong's producing partner, also is producing. Ori Mamur is overseeing the project at Original and exec producing.

"Nardo" revolves around two guys who go to Mexico to rescue their friend.

Armstrong will spend time developing the project before going to cast.

Waller directed the straight-to-DVD movie "American Pie Presents Beta House." He and Gagerman are high school buds who teamed up to write "Nardo." The duo is repped by APA and Circle of Confusion.

Armstrong is one of the big names in comedy, having also written "Starsky & Hutch," "The Heartbreak Kid" and the upcoming Kevin James comedy "The Zookeeper." The CAA-repped scribe is reteaming with his "Old School" and "Hutch" director Todd Phillips for "The Hangover 2."
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