Disney headhunts 'Boss' script

Scott Rudin on board to produce comedy

Disney has picked up "Boss," a spec script from Tony Lord and David Cohen with Scott Rudin on board to produce.

The script is a wish-fulfillment comedy about a 21-year-old becoming his dad's boss when the young man gets promoted over his father.

Mark Roybal brought the project to Disney on behalf of Rudin. Disney's Kristin Burr is overseeing.

Lord, who was a co-producer on DreamWorks' "The Heartbreak Kid," and Cohen previously sold "Head Games" to Universal and "Black Sabbath" to Summit. In addition, they have written pilots for NBC and Fox this year. The duo is repped by ICM.

For Rudin, "Boss" marks a rare dip of a toe in the pool of lighthearted family fare as the producer is more known for his prestigious adult-oriented book or stage adaptations.