Surf’s up for ‘Girls’ at UA

UA is getting totally tubular with its purchase of a surf-movie pitch, “Girls in the Curl,” about young women who break into the rigorous sport of competitive wave-riding, the studio confirmed Tuesday.

Pitch came from writing partners Karen Lutz and Kirsten Smith. Story, inspired by the sharp increase in the number of women taking up surfing, is described as an “adrenaline movie”; it follows an introverted young woman who finds her true calling as a competitive surfer, a sport dominated by men.

Lutz and Smith’s only other credit is a project currently set up at Touchstone called, “Ten Things I Hate About You.”

Seth Jaret of Revolution Entertainment, who also manages the writers, is producing. UA VP James Middleton is the exec on the project.

Their deal was brokered by Lee Cohen, Alan Gasmer and Gregory McKnight at William Morris Agency. Attorney Karl Austen of Armstrong & Hirsch also repped them.

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