Studio takes comedy pitch for Overbrook to produce

Sony is looking for the funny in “Interpol,” snapping up a comedy pitch by the writing team of Jonathan Keasey and Brant Boivin and setting it up with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

Keasey and Boivin are scripting “Interpol,” centered on a group of desk jockey Interpol agents turn over their research to seasoned law enforcement agents who do the actual arresting of criminals. The groups are forced to switch roles when a cache of information outs the field officers.

Sony-based Overbrook, operated by Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, is producing. Overbrook is also producing sci-fier “1000 A.E.” for Sony with M. Night Shyamalan directing and Smith and son Jaden starring. Studio’s set a June 7, 2013 release date.

Keasey and Boivin have been working on another project at Overbrook. Scripting duo is repped by Paradigm managed by Kaplan Perrone.

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