Universal acquires Kaplan’s ‘Nanny’

Stuber, Parent to produce comic pitch

Universal Pictures has acquired Marcy Kaplan’s comic pitch “Replacing the Nanny,” with Kaplan to pen the script.

Stuber/Parent’s Mary Parent and Scott Stuber will produce.

Kaplan tapped into post-wedding personal experience for “Replacing the Nanny.” The comedy focuses on the traumatic experience that a new mother faces when she finds the perfect nanny but is then faced with having to replace her.

“I can only write what I know, and I think that the bizarre relationship that we develop with nannies is something that is relatable to a lot of mothers,” said Kaplan, who has twin daughters.

Though Kaplan has worked mostly as an actress, she gained momentum as a writer through “The Pre-Nup,” a short film that she wrote and starred in about a woman whose dream wedding to a Hollywood mogul is imperiled after his lawyer presents her with a 102-page prenuptial agreement. The plot was informed by her marriage to manager Eric Gold. The short has won several fest awards, and Kaplan plans to turn it into a low-budget feature. Gold exec produced it with his wife.

Kaplan is writing the comedy for a specific actress she wouldn’t name. Kaplan hopes to star in the feature version of “The Pre-Nup” but isn’t tied to act in “Replacing the Nanny.”

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