Fox 2000 nabs ‘Girls’

Fox 2000 has picked up a new twist on an old profession, optioning the comedy spec “Repo Girls” by first-time scribes Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan.

“Repo Girls” tells the story of two twentysomething female thieves who are hired by jilted women to steal back possessions they have left behind after fleeing, or being thrown out of, bad relationships. The hi-jinks begin when the duo snatch something they shouldn’t have from an ex-significant other.

First screenplay sale

The six-figure deal marks the first screenplay sale for the New York-based writers, both of whom have day jobs in the film industry. Buckley works as director of development at Scott Rudin Prods. and Regan is a gaffer on NBC’s crime drama “Law & Order,” as well as various feature productions.

Prior to joining Rudin, Buckley worked as book scout with Nina Collins & Associates. According to sources, Rudin was given the script and considered it before passing and suggesting other places the writers might send it.

Fox 2000 execs Jack Leslie, Ashley Burleson and Kevin McCormick were credited with bringing in the script to Laura Ziskin’s 20th Century Fox division.

Buckley and Regan were repped on their deal by ICM’s Kristin Jones and Danny Greenberg.

Pic is not related to the 1984 cult hit “Repo Man.”

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