The story follows three immature friends who team with their pregnant friend to plan a hoax that would get them receive three months paternity leave. Andrew Panay is producing.
Devine first broke through on his Comedy Central series “Workaholics.” As of late, the actor has moved toward the film side, starring in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise as well as the upcoming Fox comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” which co-stars Zac Efron.
Devine recently received Cinemacon’s Comedy Stars of the Year Award with his “Mike and Dave” co-stars Efron and Anna Kendrick. Insiders tell Variety the studio felt it was time to let Devine carry his own picture.
Strauss-Schulson directed the cult horror film “The Final Girls,” starring Malin Akerman and Thomas Middleditch, and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.” Both Devine and Strauss-Schulson will help develop the movie as a script comes together.
Devine is repped by WME, Avalon Management and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman. Strauss-Schulson is repped at WME and Bloom Hergott.