Film star's DarkFire shingle sells comedy script
If this whole film career thing doesn’t work out, at least Ryan Reynolds can fall back on TV production.The “Green Lantern” star and 20th Century Fox TV have sold a script with a penalty attached to Fox through his DarkFire shingle. Tyler Labine is attached to star and executive produce “Guidance,” a single-camera adult buddy comedy set in a high school. Fox was so interested in purchasing “Guidance” that it bought it in the room Friday before DarkFire could continue pitching the project to the other networks later in the day. Also on board to executive produce are the project’s writer, Tim Dowling (“Role Models”), Jonathon Komack Martin, Steven Pearl and Allan Loeb, who started DarkFire with Reynolds earlier this year. They have a first-look deal at 20th TV. The studio has had a busy week between “Guidance” and an untitled Sarah Silverman script that sparked a bidding war from which NBC emerged the victor. 20th teamed with Imagine TV on the project. Labine continues to be a hot commodity in front of the camera, though he’s yet to translate his appeal into long-term TV success. He’s been featured in short-lived series “Mad Love,” “Sons of Tucson” and “Reaper” in recent years.
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