Chockstone Entertainment is getting in the ring with tyro scribes James Sommers and Grace Church, picking up the fighting comedy “Tapped Out.”
Laffer revolves around an unemployed, down-on-his luck man whose life is turned upside down when he accidentally punches and knocks out an Ultimate Fighting champion and is challenged to one round in the league’s octagon-shaped ring.
Chockstone’s Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz will produce while Roger Schwartz, who brought the script into the shingle, will co-produce.
The Schwartzes are producers on “The Road,” through their Chockstone Pictures banner. Dimension is distribbing that pic in October.
They also are co-exec producers of Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” and have “Killer Instinct” based on Joseph Finder’s bestselling novel, in development with Barbara DeFina.