Disney throws college comedy a homecoming

Stiller, Cornfeld to produce pic

Disney has optioned the college comedy “Scorned,” written by Hugh Sterbakov, from a story by actor Seth Green (“Can’t Hardly Wait”) and Sterbakov. Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld will produce through their Red Hour Films banner.

Green is also in final negotiations to star, while he and Sterbakov are in final negotiations to co-produce.

Project was brought into the Mouse House by veep Jason Reed and senior veep Mark Vahradian. Buena Vista Motion Picture Group co-presidents Nina Jacobson and Todd Garner will oversee the project for Disney.

Story revolves around a young engaged couple whose love affair turns savage when they attend college; the conflict divides their roommates as the dorm becomes a war zone.

Evil doer

Green recently left his role as Oz on the WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”; he has wrapped New Line Cinema’s “Knockaround Guys,” in which he stars with John Malkovich and Barry Pepper. He also starred as Scott Evil in both “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.”

Green has closed a pilot development deal with the AMC Network. Green and Sterbakov are childhood friends from Philadelphia.

Green’s deal was negotiated by UTA along with Trice Koopman of Koopman Management.

Green, Stiller and Red Hour Prods. are repped by UTA. Sterbakov is repped by Sheryl Petersen of Premiere Artists Agency and managed by Mediachase.

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