Comic Peters wins script deal from Fox


Fox has inked a script deal for a comedy project from comedian Russell Peters.

Peters is writing and is attached to the untitled project, which is said to reflect the multicultural environment in which he and his manager brother, Clayton Peters at CPI Management Services, grew up. The Peters brothers have nourished the idea for some time.

"Basically, this is the most honest type of project that we could hope for for Russell," Clayton Peters said. "It's a project based on growing up with our own family, which was a working-class South Asian household."

Last year, Peters was attached to another comedy project set up at Fox through Warner Bros. TV that was loosely based on his life (HR 2/17/06). That project, which also had a script commitment, was written by Tom Brady and produced through the production banner of Tom Werner, Eric Gold and Jimmy Miller.

The comedian has been a mainstay at the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival, where he recently performed two soldout shows. He also is set to perform a new two-hour set Feb. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York and will be appearing Feb. 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Peters additionally is repped by CAA in Los Angeles and Dani De Lio at Canada Film, manager Paul Canterna at Seven Summits and attorney Dale de la Torre.