Par picks ‘Partridge’ pair

Cohen, Sokolow penning adaptation

Paramount Pictures has tapped the scripting team of Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow to pen its bigscreen version of “The Partridge Family.”

The duo wrote “Garfield” and “Cheaper by the Dozen” for Fox. Cohen and Sokolow received screenplay credit for “Toy Story” along with Andrew Stanton and Joss Whedon.

Billy Gerber is producing through his Gerber Pictures shingle. Bernard Slade, who created the original TV series, is exec producing.

Gerber plans a contempo mainstream comedy about the origins of a musically oriented family along the lines of Paramount’s “School of Rock.”

Par bought the feature rights to “The Partridge Family,” which aired 1970-74 on ABC, earlier this year. VP of production Pam Abdy is overseeing for the studio.

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