Universal renews deal with Scott Stuber

New pact keeps producer at the studio through 2013

Universal has renewed its pact with Scott Stuber, keeping the producer in the fold through 2013. The move comes just as the studio is releasing Stuber's latest movie, the Paul Rudd/Seann William Scott comedy "Role Models."

Stuber has been a key producer for the studio ever since he and Mary Parent segued from their position as Universal's co-president of productions and formed Stuber/Parent. Parent earlier this year joined MGM as chairman.

Stuber recently brought Pam Abdy on board at the renamed Stuber Prods. Abdy joins execs Alexa Faigen, Jon Mone, Andy Davis, Rick Solomon and Jared Pfeifer.

"Scott's transformation from one of our studio's leading executives into one of our most consistent suppliers has been immensely rewarding for all of us, and we are gratified to continue our partnership," Universal's president of production Donna Langley said.

In 2009, Universal will release at least three, if not four, Stuber-produced movies: "The Wolfman," directed by Joe Johnston and starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins; "Traveling," directed by Brandon Camp and starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston and Martin Sheen; and the sci-fi thriller "Repossession Mambo," starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

Stuber is in production on "Couples Retreat," one of several projects Stuber is producing with Vince Vaughn. The comedy has no release date yet.

Stuber has always maintained strong relations with creative types, a strength that is reflected in his development slate. Projects include "Your Highness," a comedy from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride; a new version of "Frankenstein" from Guillermo del Toro; a reimagining of "Moby Dick" from Timur Bekmambetov; a big-screen adaptation of classic Brit TV series "The Prisoner" to which Christopher Nolan is attached to direct; "I, Thalus," a comedy from Peter Segal; and several projects with writer-director Gary Ross.
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