Scribe lines up two film comedies

Justin Malen will write 'Time Out,' 'Trophy Husbands'

ScriWriter Justin Malen is sewing up a double bill of gigs.

Paramount has hired Malen to pen its comedy "Time Out," and he's negotiating to write the Media Rights Capital comedy "Trophy Husbands."

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill Prods. and Tom Lassally and Michael Rotenberg of 3 Arts Entertainment are producing "Time Out," based on a 2006 New York Times article written by Warren St. John about recent college graduates who get in over their heads when they volunteer to coach a youth-league football team.

Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy previously worked on the screenplay, which originally was set up at Paramount Vantage. Paramount's Geoff Stier is overseeing for the studio.

Ternion Pictures and 3 Arts are producing "Trophy," based on a concept by Ternion's John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky and Mike Judge and writer-director Adam Resnick.

Lassally and Rotenberg are producing for 3 Arts along with Altschuler, Krinsky and Judge for Ternion. Resnick will exec produce. Ternion and 3 Arts most recently paired on Judge's comedy "Extract."

Brye Adler is overseeing the project for MRC.

Malen, repped by WME and H2F Entertainment, has his comedy script "Prick" set up with New Regency.