Disney, Pfeffer mother pic

Move comes as Mouse renews banner's first-look pact

Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact.

Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her veep Asha Kurian. Title is based on the notion of the planet Saturn coming into a woman’s life when she is born and returning every 28 years. Saturn upends the forward momentum of a successful 28-year old woman whose 56-year-old mother shows up on her doorstep. Kurian will also be involved in a producing capacity.

Weiss most recently did a rewrite on the Wu Ping-directed Disney film “Shaolin” and is writing and exec producing with John Stockwell the WB series “Rocky Point.”

Pfeffer is also developing “The First Man” with Diane English, “Tempting Fate” with Emily Baer and “Princess Boot Camp” with Caryn Lucas.

More Film

  • Durban Fest Gets Opening Night Fright

    Durban Fest Gets Opening Night Fright with ‘Tokoloshe’

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

  • Steph Curry Variety Cover Story

    Stephen Curry Takes a Shot at a New Game: Producing for Hollywood

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

  • BFI Sets Out Widespread Plans to

    British Film Institute Sets Out Proposals to Boost U.K. Indie Film Sector

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

  • Robin Hood

    Hungary Raises Production Incentive from 25% to 30% (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

  • King Cohen review

    Film Review: 'King Cohen'

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

  • 'The Equalizer 2' Review

    Film Review: Denzel Washington in 'The Equalizer 2'

    Disney has made a mid-six figure purchase of “Matrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Your Mother,” a comic pitch to be written by Lizzie Weiss for Rachel Pfeffer to producer under her Pfeffer Film banner. Deal comes just as Disney has renewed Pfeffer’s first-look pact. Mother-daughter comedy is based on an idea Pfeffer hatched with her […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content