3:23pm PT by Borys Kit
Netflix Nabs Josh Gad Superhero Comedy 'Super-Normal' (Exclusive)
Netflix has picked up Super-Normal, the hot superhero package that has Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans attached to star.
Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for Netflix and is known for the Lego movies. Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures is also producing. Brothers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who worked on Disney's Moana, are writing the script.
Gad took on a superheroic role for the project as well, originating the idea, then developing it with the Kandells. He then roped in his friends Ridley, with whom he stars in Murder on the Orient Express, and Evans, his cohort from the billion-dollar-grossing live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Evans was in the room with Gad for the pitch meetings and will executive produce.
Super-Normal is intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much. The package hit the town late last month, generating instant interest and a bid from Disney, among other studios.
Ryan Halprin is overseeing for Lin Pictures.
Ridley is gearing up for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and recently wrapped shooting the postapocalyptic YA thriller Chaos Walking with Tom Holland. She is repped by CAA and Shelby Weiser.
Evans is coming off a starring turn in the drama Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the story about Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.
Gad is repped by WME, Lighthouse Management and Ziffren Brittenham. The Kandells are repped by WME, Hopscotch Pictures and Myman Greenspan. Evans is repped by WME and the U.K.'s United Agents.