Dude-in-drag comedy a star vehicle for Reynolds
Steven Pearl (Loeb’s partner in Scarlet Fire). Working Title has a first-look deal with Universal. Liza Chasin will be executive producer along with Reynolds and Loeb. This follows Disney’s $900,000 against $1.6 million for “What’s He Got?,” a Kevin Bisch-scripted comedy that has Josh Duhamel attached to star and Walt Becker to direct. Paramount paid around $2 million for an untitled pitch that “The Devil Wears Prada” scribe Aline Brosh McKenna and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” scribe Simon Kinberg will write, with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner producing. Reynolds, who had a strong summer with “Wolverine” and “The Proposal,” next stars in the Martin Campbell-directed “Green Lantern” for Warner Bros. Loeb’s most recent script work is “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” and the Jennifer Aniston starrer “The Baster.” Reynolds is repped by UTA, Loeb by CAA.