Walt Disney Pictures has acquired “Jack of All Trades,” a pitch by Alan Freedland and Alan R. Cohen, with Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot to produce the feature.
Matthew Mizel will co-produce.
Story’s about a married dermatologist with a fondness for taking the easy way out who hires a handyman to cater to his wife and two children. Soon, the doc finds himself squeezed out of the picture, at least in his mind.
“We’re both married with kids, and this is that twisted version of the fantasy of hiring someone to do stuff around the house,” Cohen said.
Deal comes after Freedland and Cohen wrote “Nutjobs,” a Disney comedy Offspring is producing and that Shankman is expected to direct once he completes “Hairspray” for New Line.
The duo, Emmy winners for “King of the Hill,” just finished running the NBC show “Thick and Thin” for producer Lorne Michaels, and they’ve written the single-camera pilot “Repo Brothers” for Universal. They also just turned in a rewrite of “The Retreat” for New Line.
Offspring has an overall deal at Disney that begins with the Aug. 11 pic “Step Up” and continues with the Sandra Bullock starrer “Premonition,” which Offspring produced with Hyde Park.