MGM sees future in ‘Bobism’

Comedy spec is Ben Wexler's first feature sale

MGM is getting acquainted with “Bobism,” buying Ben Wexler’s comedy spec and setting it up with ContraFilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson along with Adam F. Goldberg.

Story’s centered on a shy collegian who discovers that life in 1,000 years will be based on his blog. ContraFilm’s Lisa Zambri will be involved in a producing capacity.

It’s the first comedy put into development at MGM since Mary Parent took over as head of the worldwide motion picture group.

Parent’s first exec hires, Cale Boyter and Becky Sloviter, will oversee.

The spec sale is Wexler’s first venture into features after a decade of TV writing. He’s developing with Happy Madison for Fox, is prepping a TV version of “Hitch” with Overbrook for CBS and contributes to Comedy Central’s Sit-N-Spin performance troupe.

Wexler spent four years working on CBS’s “Still Standing” while in an overall deal at Fox and had been a writer on “King of Queens” and “Working.” He’s repped by Endeavor and 3 Arts.

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