Weinstein Co. genre arm picks up sketch comedy

Dimension Films has acquired distribution to teen sketch comedy “Parental Guidance Suggested,” starring Frankie Muniz, Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard.

“Parental” is financed and produced by Richard Suckle and Warren Zide.

Pic, which recently wrapped, marks the directorial debut of Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, who co-wrote “Not Another Teen Movie.” It features more than 70 speaking roles in a variety of sketches.

“Parental” was penned by”Saturday Night Live” performers Andy Samberg and Will Forte along with Epstein, Jacobson, John Solomon and “SNL” writers Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.  Raja Gosnell and Laura Lichstein are exec producing. The writers originally developed the project as “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Teen Sex … But Were Afraid to Ask.”

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