Marx and Peyser lob 'Joe' and 'Band'
Walt Disney Pictures has nabbed the pitches “Joe in Accounting” and “Band on the Run” from scripting team Andy Marx and Tony Peyser, sources said Monday.
Disney made low-six-figure against mid-six-figure deals for each of the projects. Lawrence Mark, who has a deal at Disney, is attached to produce both.
“Joe in Accounting” is about a female CEO who dates a low-ranking employee to keep him from becoming a whistle-blower against the company, then falls in love with him.
“Band on the Run” is about a forgotten 1980s band that is offered $10 million to reunite. The group’s lead singer-songwriter however, is missing and the band has two weeks to find him.
Disney president David Vogel OK’d the pitches and will oversee the pics.
Marx and Peyser recently teamed on “Darkness at Night,” which is in development at Hollywood Pictures under Vogel.
Marx, a former Daily Variety reporter and the grandson of Groucho Marx, has been a journalist in Hollywood for numerous publications for more than 10 years. Peyser is a cartoonist for the L.A. Times.
Attorney David Colden of Colden & McKuin brokered the deal for Marx and Peyser.