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‘Freaky’ scribe Hach to rewrite Fox’s ‘Boy’

Pic centers on girl, assisted by dog, looking for love

HOLLYWOOD — Fox 2000 Pictures is getting its freak on, hiring “Freaky Friday” scribe Heather Hach to rewrite romantic comedy “Me and My Boy.”

Original scribe on the project, about a girl looking for love with the help of her dog, was Merrill Markoe, a former writer for “Late Night With David Letterman” and “Moonlighting.” Hach is a former journo who moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue her dream of writing feature films. She landed a berth at the Mouse House as a Disney screenwriting fellow, where she was mentored by producer Andrew Gunn and Disney exec Kristin Burr.

Gunn was so impressed with Hach’s writing abilities that he successfully lobbied Disney to have her adapt and rewrite “Freaky Friday,” currently unspooling with Jamie Lee Curtis toplining.

“Me and My Boy” is being produced by Lynda Obst for Fox 2000. Elizabeth Gabler and Carla Hacken are overseeing the project for the studio.