U swings at pitch for ‘Conduct’

Universal Pictures has picked up scribe/thesp team Art Brown and Tracy Fraim’s comic pitch “Disorderly Conduct” for $225,000 against $500,000, sources said.

Lobell-Bergman Prods. will produce the project, overseen by exec VP Cathy Schulman and director of development Steve Barnett.

Pic, borrowing the parodic tone of the scribes’ “Eating Las Vegas,” is about two boyhood friends who went to school together, live next door to each other and have a law practice together as adults.

As their children plan to get married, the wedding is called off at the last minute, and the boyhood pals are at each other’s throats.

U senior VP Scott Stuber will foster the project for the studio.

Twentysomethings Brown and Fraim both wrote and directed “Eating Las Vegas,” the parody of the hit indie pic “Leaving Las Vegas.” The pair also both wrote and starred in “Best Men,” an MGM release due out next year starring Drew Barrymore, and wrote “Doughboys” for Universal.

Fraim’s other acting credits include “Wallace” opposite Gary Sinise and a recurring role on “Melrose Place.”

It was unclear whether the scribes would take thesp roles in the project.

Emile Gladstone of Broder, Kurland, Webb & Uffner brokered the deal for the scribes. Brown is repped by manager Doug Draizen. Attorney Karl Austen of Armstrong & Hirsch also reps the pair.

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