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Scribe Kenneth Lonergan is celebrating Father’s Day with Ashton Kutcher and his Katalyst Films production shingle.
Lonergan (“Gangs of New York”) has signed on to pen the screenplay to the comedy “Father’s Day,” which Kutcher and his partner Jason Goldberg are producing for Columbia Pictures.
The film is a multigenerational look at fatherhood, centering around a father and son who have never gotten along but who coincidentally have baby sons at the same time. The births of their sons result in them being forced to go through the fatherhood experience together.
Lonergan is penning the script based on a pitch by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Robinson.
Sony’s Andrea Giannetti and Adam Milano are overseeing for the studio.
Lonergan won praise, and an Oscar nomination, for the 2000 film “You Can Count on Me” which he wrote and directed. He was also nominated for a best original screenplay Oscar for “Gangs of New York.”
He recently completed directing “Margaret” for Fox Searchlight, which he also penned.
Lonergan is repped by CAA.
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