Larger Than Life a ‘Friend’ to Nick

Project reunites Ross with 'Big' scribe Spielberg

HOLLYWOOD — Gary Ross’ Larger Than Life Prods. has inked a deal to produce the feature “Imaginary Friend” for Nickelodeon Movies and the television pilot “Morris the Moose” for Nick Jr.

The tentatively titled “Imaginary Friend” reunites Ross with “Big” scribe Anne Spielberg, with whom Ross wrote the story with an eye to direct. Pic concerns a boy whose imaginary friend takes him out of the real world and into the animated universe of a child’s imagination. Paramount Pictures will distribute.

Toon skein

Based on the popular HarperCollins Children’s Books series written by Bernard Wiseman, “Morris the Moose” will be an animated series that follows the adventures of a wildly enthusiastic talking moose who embodies the curiosity of a preschooler. Skein is co-created by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas, who co-produced Ross’ 1998 “Pleasantville.”

Ross’ most recently wrote, produced and directed “Pleasantville.” He also received two Oscar nominations for best original screenplay (1988’s “Big,” 1993’s “Dave”).

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