Don Michael Paul to direct comedy

Our Stories Films has preemptively bought the comedy spec “Court Appointed Attorney,” by Brent Askari and Chum Langhorne. Don Michael Paul is attached to direct.

Story is described as a two-hander about a shy public defender who, with the help of his client, becomes a Johnnie Cochran type.

Bryan Brucks of Brucks/McDonald Entertainment will produce alongside Our Stories’ Tracey Edmonds. Glendon Palmer brought the project into the company.

Founded in 2006 by Robert Johnson, Our Stories finances and produces urban films in the $10 million-$15 million range. Company is in pre-production with Broken Lizard on the comedy “Tow Truck,” with Marcus Raboy directing.

Askari and Langhorne have “Identity Crisis” set up at Paramount with Happy Madison and Terra Firm producing.

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