Fox Atomic acquired Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton’s spec for $1 million; Escape Artists and Reitman’s banner Hard C are producing the film.
Politically incorrect story centers on a self-indulgent French nihilist who transports a stolen painting from Paris to London. Budget is pegged at $13 million.
The Reitman-Carrey spec package sparked a heated bidding war that came down to Universal, Mandate and Atomic.
Reitman, who earned an Oscar nomination for “Juno,” next will produce alongside Dubiecki the cheerleader-from-hell comedy-thriller “Jennifer’s Body” for Fox Atomic. Karen Kusama directs from a Diablo Cody script; Megan Fox stars. Reitman is repped by WMA.
Carrey next stars in Warner Bros.’ “Yes Man” and lends his voice to 20th Century Fox’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.” He is repped by CAA.
“Pierre Pierre” marks Cannistraci and Seton’s first screenplay in development.
They are repped by Category 5 Entertainment.