Disney gets ‘Real’ with scribe

Browning to adapt Haddon novel for mid- to high six figures

HOLLYWOOD — The Walt Disney Co. has tapped scribe Michael Browning (“Six Days, Seven Nights”) to adapt Brit Mark Haddon’s novel “The Real Porky Phillips” for mid- to high-six figures.

Project will be overseen by Buena Vista Motion Picture president Nina Jacobson, along with senior veep Mark Vahradian and director of production Kristin Burr.

“The Real Porky Phillips” centers on a 13-year-old who wishes all of his cares and responsibilities went away. His wish is answered when a double of himself shows up.

Browning recently sold a pitch to remake “Under Suspicion” for RKO and Universal. His directorial debut, “More Dogs Than Bone,” opens in France on July 12.

Browning is repped by the William Morris Agency.

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