Alcon in on Leeds’ ‘Con’

Pic the first set up under first-look deal

Alcon Entertainment has snapped up comedy spec script “Con Ed” from scribe Stephen Leeds and set it up with Nicole Rocklin to produce.

Warner Bros. Pictures, which has an output deal with Alcon, will distribute the fish-out-of-water laffer, which revolves around two escaped cons who hide out in college.

Along with Rocklin, producers are filmmaker John Stockwell, Blye Faust and Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Stockwell is currently involved only as a producer.

“Con Ed” is the first pic set up under Rocklin’s first-look deal with Alcon, the production company formed and backed by FedEx founder Fred Smith.

Rocklin also is developing “Kid Cannabis” for HBO Films and Picturehouse. Stockwell, who is writing and directing “Cannabis,” most recently directed and produced “Turistas” for Fox Atomic.

Leeds’ credits include “Defenseless” for Phoenix Pictures.

Alcon’s upcoming slate includes “Day of the Dead” and “P.S., I Love You,” directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Hilary Swank.