You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney puts Hayes in ‘Bubble’

Helmer to make feature debut with Bandeira-produced comedy

Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney.

Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”

Beau Flynn, via his DreamWorks-based Bandeira Entertainment, is producing “Bubble Boy,” based on his own idea. Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio penned the script, which Michael Kalesniko rewrote (Daily Variety, June 1, 2000).

Eyeing an October start, Disney has already tapped casting director John Papsidera and line producer Eric McLeod.

Buena Vista Motion Picture prexy Nina Jacobson, senior veep Mark Vahradian and director of production Kristin Burr are overseeing the project for the Mouse House.

Story, which bears no relation to the 1976 John Travolta starrer “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble,” centers on an impressionable boy in his 20s who has lived his life in a bubble in his room. When the boy learns that his childhood love is about to marry another man, he creates a portable bubble and embarks on a transcontinental voyage to win her back.

Hayes is repped by Ramses IsHakand Michael Sheresky of The William Morris Agency, manager Jonathan Brandstein and attorney Jason Sloane.

More Film

  • BAFTA Awards Rubber Stamps Some Oscar

    BAFTA Awards Rubber Stamps Some Oscar Frontrunners, Upsets Others

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • African Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo Poses with

    Prolific African Filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo Dies at 64

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • The Real Estate

    Berlin Film Review: 'The Real Estate'

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes on His Failed 'Black Panther' Movie and Why Donald Trump Will 'Absolutely' See The New Film

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • BAFTA Winners: Updating Live

    BAFTA Awards: 'Three Billboards' Conquers With Five Trophies Including Best Film, Best Actress

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • BAFTA trophies

    BAFTA Awards: 2018 Complete Winners List

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

  • Figlia mia

    Berlin Film Review: 'Daughter of Mine' (Figlia mia)

    Commercials director Blair Hayes is in final negotiations to make his feature helming debut with “Bubble Boy,” a comedy recently greenlit by Disney. Disney insiders said Hayes, who has directed commercials for Nike, Gatorade and American Express, brings a visual intelligence to the cinematically challenging film. Hayes’ credits include directing the teaser trailer for “Austin […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content