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Disney has picked up “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” a family comedy pitch from writing-directing team Barry Blaustein and Jason Hefter. Andrew Gunn is producing via his studio-based Gunn Films.
The story follows a teenage couple who, just before they plan to run away together and pursue their dreams, are magically zapped 20 years into the future, where they discover that their lives didn’t necessarily turn out as expected. In their mid-30s but with teenage minds — and dealing with three kids and everyday worries — they learn that maybe they weren’t as grown up as they thought.
Kristin Burr is overseeing for the company. Gunn Films’ Ann Marie Sanderlin will exec produce.
Gunn, who recently re-upped his deal with Disney, is the producer behind the current Disney release “Race to Witch Mountain.” He also produced, along with Offspring and Happy Madison, the Adam Sandler family movie “Bedtime Stories,” which has grossed $200 million worldwide. Gunn is developing a retelling of “Snow White” titled “Snow and the Seven,” for Francis Lawrence to direct.
Comedy vet Blaustein, repped by CAA and Anonymous Content, directed “Beyond the Mat” and “The Ringer” and wrote on movies ranging from “Coming to America” to “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.” With Hefter, he has “Magic 8 Ball” set up at Universal and is working on indie comedy “Peep World.” (partialdiff)
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