Fox Atomic buys Kurzon's 'Inheritance'


Fox Atomic has acquired Nick Kurzon's comedy pitch "Spending My Inheritance" for mid-six figures.

The story centers on a twenty-something slacker enjoying life beyond his means who reluctantly moves home only to find his once-frugal father living life to the fullest and spending the money his son had counted on inheriting.

Comedy scribe Scot Armstrong, whose credits include "Starsky & Hutch," "Old School" and the upcoming Ben Stiller starrer "The Heartbreak Kid," and Ravi Nandan are producing "Inheritance" through their American Work shingle.

"Nick is a writer we've wanted to work with for a long time," Nandan said. "When he pitched us this idea, it seemed very timely and the perfect way to pair up a veteran comedy actor with an up-and-coming comedian."

Fox Atomic's Debbie Liebling and Jeff Arkuss brought the project into the youth-centric label of 20th Century Fox.

Kurzon recently sold the pitch "On the Clock" to Warner Bros. Pictures, with Shawn Levy attached to direct. He also sold his first spec, "Big Dawg," to Warners, which Plan B is producing.

He is repped by Endeavor, Richard Demato at Fuse Entertainment and attorney Jodi Peikoff.