Broad Green Pictures is developing the drama “Bad Influence,” based on a pitch from “The Perfect Guy” writer Tyger Williams (pictured).
The story is centered on a single mother who has to deal with her son’s obsessive ex-girlfriend. Producers are Offspring partners Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman.
Williams is on board to write. Gibgot developed the project with Williams, whose credits include the Hughes Brothers “Menace II Society” in 1994.
Alix Madigan will oversee the project for Broad Green, headed by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond. The company built up its slate through acquisitions and has been moving into developing its own films in recent months.
“The Perfect Guy,” starring Sanaa Lathan and Michael Early, was a major success for Screen Gems with a worldwide gross of $60 million on a $12 million budget.
Three-year-old Broad Green began releasing movies last year with “Samba,” “99 Homes,” “I Smile Back” and its only wide release — Robert Redford’s “A Walk in the Woods,” which grossed a respectable $29 million. Upcoming releases include Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” in March, Bryan Cranston’s “The Inflitrator” in August and Billy Bob Thornton’s “Bad Santa 2” in November.
Offspring’s producing credits include “Hairspray,” “17 Again,” “Rock of Ages” and the “Step Up” franchise.
Williams is repped by UTA and Benderspink.
The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.