MGM, Par cozy up on ‘Yours, Mine & Ours’

Scribes also wrote 'Scared,' 'Father' redo

In a film that sounds tailor-made for a co-production, MGM and Paramount are remaking “Yours, Mine & Ours,” the 1968 comedy that starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda as two widowers who marry and bring their 18 kids under one roof.

Bob Hilgenberg and Rob Muir will write the script.

The scribes are best known for originating the script for “Scared Guys,” a John Baldecchi-produced comedy starring Ray Romano and Kevin James that is in pre-production. Hilgenberg and Muir also wrote the original draft of “Father Knows Best,” a remake at Nickelodeon Films and Paramount that will star Tim Allen.

Par exec Karen Rosenfelt, who’s shepherding “Father Knows Best,” will do the same on “Yours, Mine & Ours,” along with MGM’s Elizabeth Ingold and Eric Baiers. MGM will run production and get international territories. Paramount will distribute domestically.

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