Lopez tackles U’s ‘World’

Burnstein, Schiff sign to write screenplay

Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.”

Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick.

Story follows the poorest man in the world getting to walk in the shoes of the richest man in the world. Burnstein and Schiff have signed to write the screenplay.

Universal senior VP of production Holly Bario will oversee the project for the studio.

Lopez stars in the ABC comedy “George Lopez” and in Dimension’s “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D,” opening Friday. Lopez, who’s been performing standup comedy for more than two decades, will appear Sunday at the U CityWalk’s Gibson Amphitheater in Hollywood.

Credits for Burnstein and Schiff include New Line’s “Head Case” and “Quarterback’s Tale.”

More Film

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Universal Pictures has decided to make George Lopez “The Richest Man in World.” Studio has acquired the comedy pitch from scribes Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff as a starring vehicle for Lopez and set the project up at Universal-based Shady Acres and producers Tom Shadyac and Michael Bostick. Story follows the poorest man in the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content