Rogue snatches up 'B.F.F.' spec


Rogue Pictures has pre-emptively bought the comedy spec "B.F.F." from husband-and-wife writing team Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey.

The project is described as a raunchy teen romantic comedy about a nerdy freshman guy and a popular freshman girl. Taking place over four years of high school, four proms and one funeral, the two become friends and eventually fall in love.

The pair met in the Peter Stark Producing Program class of 2003 at USC, where they made the short "Great Lengths," which won two awards at the 2004 WorldFest Houston.

Beau Bauman and Jesse Israel -- fellow Stark grads -- are producing "B.F.F."

Rogue's Adrienne Biddle, also a Stark graduate, is shepherding the project alongside Paul Getto and Andrew Rona.

Bauman recently set up the comedies "American Storage" at Paramount Vantage and Seth Gordon's "The King of Kong" at New Line Cinema. "B.F.F." will be produced under Bauman's Tower of Babble Entertainment banner. Israel is producing the historical drama "The Great Blondin."

The Creaseys are staff writers for Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Chad Gomez Creasey's script "Sydney White," starring Amanda Bynes, will be released this year by Universal Pictures. The film was the couple's thesis project at USC.

They are repped by CAA and attorney Karl Austen.