Fox buys ‘Dear Satan’ for Farrelly brothers

Dan Ewen story to be produced by Conundrum Entertainment

Fox is looking to Satan for the holidays, acquiring Dan Ewen’s spec script “Dear Satan” for the Farrelly Brothers and Conundrum Entertainment.

Story follows a 7-year-old girl who accidentally misspells “Santa” and instead invites Satan to bring her a toy for Christmas. The inspiration for the script came from the writer’s babysitting experience when a child in his care switched a couple of letters in Santa’s name on his yearly note to the North Pole.

“There was this cute little card, covered in candy canes and glitter,” Ewen said. “I fell in love with the idea of this note mistakenly being delivered to the Prince of Darkness and the fiery wackiness that would ensue.”

Peter and Bobby Farrelly produced and directed “The Three Stooges” for Fox via their Fox-based banner Conundrum.

Ewen’s male/female body switch comedy “Opposites Attract” is set up at Bold Films with Kyle Newman (“Fanboys”) set to direct. He is currently writing the American reboot of Yash Rash Films’ Bollywood pic “Bunty aur Babli.” His family comedy “Playing With Fire” is being produced by Todd Garner and Sean Robins at Broken Road Prods.

Ewen is repped by APA, manager Christopher Pratt and DMF Law.

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