Fox 2000 is in final negotiations to grab “Public Displays of Affection,” a romantic comedy from writers Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith (“Ten Things I Hate About You”). Pic is in turnaround at Disney.
Tom Jacobson, whose production shingle The Jacobson Co. is based at the Mouse House, is producing along with Nadine Schiff. Jacobson has had “Affection” in development at Disney for two years.
“Affection” is a romantic comedy about a woman who falls in love with a man while she is helping him pursue the girl of his dreams.
Fox 2000 exec Ashley Kramer will oversee the project.
Scribes Lutz and Smith have a number of other projects in development in the works. Teenage surfer pic “Girl in the Curl” is at Columbia with Donald De Line, Seth Jaret and Jennifer Love Hewitt producing; “Feels Like the First Time” is at Paramount with De Line producing; and “Legally Blond” is being produced by Marc Platt at MGM.
Lutz and Smith are repped by Lee Cohen at Major Clients Agency, and by attorney Karl Austen of Armstrong, Hirsch, Jackoway, Tyerman & Wertheimer. They are managed by Seth Jaret.