Inside Move: Tennant ‘Sweet’ on Mouse

Project waits for script, greenlight

The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio.

The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox.

Once the draft is reviewed, studio will determine how it will proceed with a Tennant deal — which will likely include his reworking the script further with Cox before the Mouse House flashes the greenlight.

“Alabama” will be produced by Original Films’ Neal Moritz, Stokely Chaffin and Charlize Theron, who is also attached to star.

More Film

  • The Meg

    'The Meg' Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Box Office: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Dazzles With $34 Million Five-Day Opening

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • 'Billionaire Boys Club' Review

    Film Review: 'Billionaire Boys Club'

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    'Crazy Rich Asians' to Top 'The Meg's' Second Weekend

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • Running for Grace

    Film Review: 'Running for Grace'

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • Love 1. Dog Review

    Sarajevo Film Review: ‘Love 1. Dog’

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg

    Jeffrey Katzenberg on Oscars' New Popular Film Category Controversy

    The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant (“Fools Rush In,” “Ever After”) to direct “Sweet Home Alabama” for the studio. The project has not yet been greenlit, however, and the studio is awaiting a new draft of the script from its original writer, C. Jay Cox. Once the draft is reviewed, studio […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content