EXCLUSIVE: Disney Nabs Comedy Spec 'Father Figures'

Project from writer Laurie Craig is being produced by Andrew Panay.

Disney has picked up the comedy spec "Father Figures" from Laurie Craig. Andrew Panay is producing via his Disney-based Panay Films.

In the story, a 10-year-old boy is being handed off from his father to his stepfather for the weekend, but the handoff goes wrong, and the boy gets lost. The father and stepfather, who have never gotten along, are forced to work together to find their son.

Alex Ankeles of Panay Films will oversee the project.

Panay recently set up at Disney an untitled baseball pitch from "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" scribe Allan Loeb with Bradley Cooper attached to star. Panay is producing that dramedy with Loeb and his Scarlet Fire Entertainment partner Steven Pearl.

Craig, repped by Original Artists, has made a name for herself in the family film business. She worked on "Ella Enchanted," starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and "Ramona and Beezus," starring Selena Gomez, an adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book. 

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