'Pros' lands in Universal Pictures' court


Universal Pictures has picked up "Pros," a comedy from scribes Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory for Mary Parent and Scott Stuber to produce via their Stuber/Parent shingle.

The story is set in motion after a fire destroys a local YMCA's tennis courts. A local country club allows the kids to use its courts for the summer, and a rivalry develops between a hardworking blue-collar YMCA pro and a blue-blooded playboy country club pro.

"We're fascinated by country club tennis pros," said Huyck. "There's something magnificent about their louche yet shabby lifestyle. They're both sexy and sad."

Becky Sloviter brought the project into Stuber/Parent and will oversee. Dylan Clark is overseeing for Universal.

Huyck and Gregory began their career as writers for "Late Show With David Letterman" before going on to "The Larry Sanders Show," "Frasier" and "King of the Hill." The duo also is writing the comedy feature "Bronze God" for Sony Pictures with Mosaic producing.

Huyck and Gregory are repped by Endeavor, Mosaic Media and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie.