Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, with Scott Stuber on board to produce.
Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce for their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner.
The film follows a group of overweight dads who get a wake-up call and abruptly change their hard-drinking, hard-eating lifestyles when a member of their group has a heart attack.
Exec vice president of production Jon Mone will oversee the project for Universal.
Wild wrote and executive produced “Ted” and “Ted 2,” alongside producers Stuber and Clark. The two films, released by Universal, collectively grossed more than $760 million worldwide. Wild also serves as executive producer, writer and voice cast on Fox’s “Family Guy.”
Biggins is currently a co-executive producer on Fox’s “Family Guy.” His writing credits include “Tosh.0” and “The Cleveland Show.” Desilets is a producer on “Family Guy.”
Bluegrass Films is currently in post-production on “The Free State of Jones,” written and directed by Gary Ross and starring Matthew McConaughey, and “Central Intelligence,” toplined by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, both of which bow this summer.
Wild is represented by UTA and attorney Ken Richman. Biggins is represented by CAA and Mosaic. Desilets is represented by CAA and attorney Jeff Hynick of Jackoway Tyerman.