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Jim Parsons in Talks for Comedy ‘Man-Witch’

Warner Bros. is in talks with “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons to take the lead in the long-in-development comedy “Man-Witch.”

Parsons will also be a producer on the project with Neal Moritz, best known for the “Fast and Furious” franchise. No director is currently attached.

Warner Bros. launched the project in 2005. Todd Phillips was attached to direct early in the development before directing “The Hangover,” while Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis have been attached to star at various points. Variety reported in 2008 that Black had dropped out.

Screenwriters attached on the script have included Robert Florsheim, Jay Reiss and Josh Stolberg in the story that tells of a schoolteacher who discovers he possesses witch-like powers. He’s taken in by a coven of real witches, who send him to witch school with young witches in training.

Parsons has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding lead actor in a comedy for “The Big Bang Theory” as Sheldon Cooper. He starred in the horror movie “Visions,” Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” and 2011’s “The Muppets.”

He is repped by CAA, Principal Entertainment LA and Gang Tyre. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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