Universal Picks Up Raunchy Comedy 'Dirty Grandpa'

John Phillips
John Phillips

John Phillips penned the script with Barry Josephson attached to produce.

Universal is preemptively picking up Dirty Grandpa, a comedy spec from John Phillips with Barry Josephson producing.

Grandpa is an R-rated comedy centered on a recently widowed, sexually aggressive grandfather on a road trip with his strait-laced grandson.

Phillips is a New York-based writer-performer out of the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre and Grandpa is his first script.

The sale was in the mid-six figures.

Alex Young from Josephson brought the project in and is overseeing it.

Josephson most recently produced Life as We Know It and Enchanted.

 Phillips is repped by ICM.