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Fox Searchlight nabs ‘Motherf***er’

Comedy pitch comes from Wein, Lister-Jones

Fox Searchlight might have to wash its mouth out with soap.

The specialty label has preemptively nabbed the comedy pitch “Motherf***er” from the hot scribe team of Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones.

Wein will direct, and Groundswell’s Michael London (“Sideways”) is onboard to produce alongside Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson.

Story centers on a man who falls in love with the mother of his girlfriend after she takes him home to meet her parents.”Motherf***er” is the latest studio pic to feature a title with foul language. Paramount recently wrapped the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy formerly titled “Fuckbuddies” (that film is currently untitled). For years, Searchlight has been developing Nick Flynn’s bestseller “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.”

Wein and Lister-Jones, whose credits include “Breaking Upwards,” are on a hot streak, having recently teamed with Groundswell on their screenplay “Lola Versus,” a project that has attracted Anne Hathaway’s interest.

Wein and Lister-Jones are repped by Gersh.

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