'Grandma's' boys: 'Kumar' duo land pic at Par
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Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the masterminds behind the "Harold & Kumar" movies, have sold their original comedy screenplay "Grandma vs. Grandma" to Paramount. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing through their Red Wagon shingle.
The script, which would net the duo north of $1 million if produced, revolves around two grandmothers who compete for their grandchildren's affections while the parents are out of town.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg most recently wrote and directed "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay," the sequel to 2004's "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," which they scripted. "Grandma" is intended to play as a family comedy in the PG-13 range.
"We've wanted to be in business with them for a long time," Wick said. "They create unique and unlikely heroes and tell their stories with an impossible blend of humanity and hilarity."
Red Wagon has "Tokyo Suckerpunch" and "The Historian" in development at Sony.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg are repped by CAA and Principato Young. (partialdiff)