Fox Atomic fattens up with 'Lean'


Fox Atomic has picked up "Don't Lean on Me," a comedy from Ryan Jaffe. John Berg, Todd Komarnicki and Matthew Weinberg of Guy Walks Into a Bar are producing.

The story follows an assistant high school gym teacher with no interest in education who is forced into his worst nightmare — a promotion to high school principal.

Fox Atomic president of production Debbie Liebling will oversee the project with executive Zak Kadison.

Jaffe also is the writer of Fox Atomic's currently shooting comedy "The Rocker," which stars Rainn Wilson. Jaffe is repped by Endeavor and Principato/Young.

Guy is in production on the Eddie Murphy comedy "Starship Dave" and were behind the Will Ferrell comedy "Elf."