In a preemptive buy, Disney has grabbed a family comedy pitch from scribe Kevin Bisch for $1.25 million against $2.25 million.
Andrew Panay, Peter Abrams and Robert Levy of Tapestry Films are producing. Bisch will write the script and be an executive producer as well.
Bisch (“Hitch”) and Panay came up with the idea for the untitled project while working together on another project. Disney is keeping details under wraps.
Nina Jacobson, Kristen Burr and Louanne Brickhouse closed the deal Monday night. Burr and Brickhouse will oversee the project for Disney.
Disney and Tapestry are developing two other comedies: “Powderpuff Girls,” a girls’ football story; and “The Other Guy,” now being rewritten.
Company’s previous credits include “The Wedding Planner,” “She’s All That” and “Pay It Forward.”
Tapestry has two films slated for release this summer: New Line’s “Wedding Crashers” and Miramax’s “Underclassmen.” It also has “Wedding Day” in development at New Line.
Bisch is writing Franz Wisner’s memoir “Honeymoon With My Brother” for Gold/Miller and Sony.
The Disney pitch will be his next project.