Writers slip into 'Coma'


Marco Schnabel and Larry Stuckey are finding a girlfriend.

The pair are teaming to write "Girlfriend in a Coma," a satirical high school comedy that looks at an unlikely romance, with the pitch set up at Fox Atomic. Michael McCullers and 3 Arts will produce the project. McCullers wrote and directed the Tina Fey comedy "Baby Mama" for Universal.

Schnabel and Stuckey honed their chops under comedy veteran Jay Roach. Schnabel was a second-unit director on Roach's "Meet the Fockers," and Stuckey was an associate producer on the 2004 film.

Schnabel is repped by WMA and 3 Arts; Stuckey is repped by ICM; McCullers is repped by Endeavor and 3 Arts. (partialdiff)