Paradigm will package the project. Adler is best known for the novel “The War of the Roses” which spawned the 1989 film and a play.
Set in the 1930s in Brooklyn and the Catskills, “Funny Boys” follows the story of a young man with a promising future in comedy who gets a gets a job as a “tummler” to entertain and host at a lavish hotel casino — only to discover that he’s become involved with mobsters.
McMahon’s credits include “Nip/Tuck,” “Charmed” and the first two “Fantastic Four” films as Doctor Doom. He’ll next be seen in Syfy’s “Childhood’s End” miniseries.
Adler’s “The War of the Roses: The Children,” the sequel to the 1989 film, is being co-produced by Grey Eagle’s Jonathan Robert Adler and David Permut of Permut Presentations.
Other Grey Eagle projects include “Target Churchill,” co-developed with Solution Entertainment Group; “Mourning Glory,” to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins; and TV series “Capital Crimes,” based on Adler’s Fiona FitzGerald mystery series, co-developed by Sennet Entertainment with Eric Overmyer as showrunner.