Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis Team for Universal Comedy
The Oscar-winning director and 'Love Actually' writer are teaming for a music-inspired film.
Director Danny Boyle and Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis are teaming for an untitled comedy just set up at Universal.
Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce.
Details are being kept under lock and key, but it is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or '70s.
Universal is eyeing a shoot as early as this summer, if the casting can come together.
Rumors swirled in February that Boyle was a candidate to helm the new James Bond movie, but that project remains in flux thanks to a stalled director search. Insiders say that this music-inspired comedy will be Boyle's next movie. If Bond producer Eon Productions does want Boyle, it will have to wait and potentially even shift the pic's release date of Nov. 8, 2019.
Curtis is the celebrated British scribe behind such hits as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones's Diary. He most recently worked on the upcoming Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Boyle is the filmmaker behind Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire (for which he won a best directing Oscar) and Steve Jobs.
Executive vp production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal.
Boyle is repped by WME and the U.K.'s Independent Talent Group. Curtis is with United Agents and Gang Tyre.