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Jack Black, Todd Phillips team at WB

Comedic duo developing 'Man-Witch'

Jack Black and Todd Phillips are teaming for the first time on Warner Bros. laffer “Man-Witch.” Duo are developing for Black to star and Phillips to direct.

In the comedy, Black will play a schoolteacher who suddenly discovers he has witchlike abilities. Taken in by a coven, he is persuaded to attend a school for witches, only to discover that his classmates are all girls.

Jay Reiss, currently starring on Broadway in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” is rewriting the original screenplay written by Bobby Florsheim and Josh Stolberg.

Original Film’s Neal Moritz and Phillips are producing; Scott Budnick exec produces for the Todd Phillips Co. and Ori Marmur for Original Film.

Later this year, Black will be seen in Noah Baumbach’s “Margot at the Wedding” and Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind.” He’s also voicing the lead in DreamWorks Animation toon “Kung Fu Panda” and is set to star in “Year One,” a comedy Judd Apatow is producing for Columbia.

Among other directing projects, Phillips is attached to helm “Men” for Warners and is developing “Old School Dos” for DreamWorks. Producing projects include “Psycho Funky Chimp” at Paramount.

Upcoming Original Film releases include “Evan Almighty,” “I Am Legend” and “Vantage Point.”

Reiss also penned the screenplay “Lonny the Great,” which is set up at Warners.

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