Universal, Imagine to make ‘Merman’

Brian Grazer producing romantic comedy

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired “Merman,” a romantic comedy script by Jennifer Abu Hollander.

Pic will be produced by Imagine’s Brian Grazer, his first fish foray since “Splash,” the breakout hit that forged his partnership with Ron Howard.

Story follows a merman who comes to land so he can win back his mermaid fiancee, who has left him for a real man. The story was hatched by the screenwriter and Jeff Moskowitz.

Imagine production president Kim Roth will be exec producer. Daniel Rosenberg is in talks to be a producer, and Lisa Blum is in negotiations to be an executive producer.

Imagine and U are prepping for a production start on the untitled Robin Hood film that Ridley Scott is directing, with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett starring, as well as the Asger Leth-directed drama “Cartel,” with Sean Penn in talks to star.

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