Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you: Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest,” “Home Fries”) is in negotiations to helm the comedy “The Scared Guys” at Columbia Pictures.
Centering on two neurotic brothers — one a paranoid agoraphobe and the other an obsessive-compulsive — story follows their exploits after they stumbled onto evidence that would indict several cops on conspiracy to commit murder charges and must leave their urban bunker of an apartment.
John Baldecchi (who is producing the upcoming Julia Roberts starrer, “The Mexican”) will produce the project, which is understood to be on a fast track in an effort to beat the arrival of two expected strikes from SAG and the Writers Guild. The project is being developed with Jim Carrey in mind for one of the starring roles.
“Guys” was written by Rob Muir and Bob Hilgenberg, with a rewrite by Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can” and “Rush Hour.”). Pic will be overseen by Col’s senior veepee of production, Andrea Gianetti.
Parisot is repped by United Talent Agency and by attorney Patti Felker, and managed by 3 Arts Entertainment.