Warner Bros. has picked up “Hangover,” a comedy spec from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore with Todd Phillips on board to direct and produce. The deal follows Phillips’ just-renewed production deal with the studio and his banner, Green Hat Films.
The story follows three friends who lose the groom at his Las Vegas bachelor party 48 hours before the wedding and must retrace their inebriated bad decisions to figure out where things went wrong.
Sources said the writers’ deal was north of $2 million. The studio is eyeing “Hangover” as a prestrike movie.
Greg Silverman and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing.
Green Hat’s Scott Budnick is exec producing.
“We love Todd and are thrilled to be renewing his deal,” Warners president of production Jeff Robinov said. “As we look to develop more comedies at the studio, projects highlighting Todd’s unique sense of humor and filmmaking style will be a key element in helping us achieve that goal.”
Said Phillips: “We couldn’t be happier that (Warners president and COO) Alan Horn and Jeff Robinov have the confidence and faith in what we are doing to renew our deal for another two years. We look forward to undermining that.”
Lucas and Moore are holed up in a room with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon working on New Line’s “Four Christmases” and are rewriting “Bob the Musical” for Disney. The duo’s credits include “27 Dresses,” “Snow and the Seven” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” They are repped by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.
Phillips is known for helming “Road Trip,” “Old School” and “Starsky and Hutch.” He also is repped by CAA and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.