Red Hour to produce Agnew and Jorné's spec

Universal Pictures has snapped up the comedy spec “Raindrops All Around Me” by Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné for mid-six against high-six figures.

Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer will produce via their Red Hour banner.

Story centers on a socially inept high school teacher who learns to “dumb it down” in order to fit in with the people around him.

Red Hour produced the upcoming comedy “Tropic Thunder,” which bows Aug. 15. Stiller directed, co-wrote and stars in the film alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black.

Agnew and Jorné met while working on the Comedy Central series “Crank Yankers.” Project marks the writing duo’s first feature spec sale. On the TV front, they have blind deals with Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Prods. and with Sony TV Studios.

Agnew and Jorné are repped by ICM and Underground Management.

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