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Joel Silver Developing Female-Led ‘Nice Guys’ Series Adaptation at Fox

Joel Silver is adapting his 2016 buddy cop comedy “The Nice Guys” into a female-led drama series at FoxVariety has learned.

“The Nice Girls” is a described as a one-hour contemporary female take on Silver’s acclaimed feature film, which starred Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling and was co-written and directed by Silver’s frequent collaborator Shane Black. Fox has ordered a script for the project from Silver Pictures Television with a significant penalty attached.

Michael Diliberti will write and executive produce, with Silver and his president of television Rodney Ferrell also executive producing. Ken Kao will also executive produce. Diliberti wrote the comedy film “30 Minutes or Less” for Sony/Columbia which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride and is next set to direct his script “Miami, PI” for RatPac and Pulse Films.

The project is a co-production between Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox Television, and Silver Pictures Television. It falls under Silver’s first-look deal at Lionsgate.

Dilberti is repped by Pulse Films, UTA, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Silver Pictures Television is repped by WME.

Should the project move forward, it would be the second Silver-produced buddy cop film to come to Fox. The network recently launched the second season of “Lethal Weapon,” with Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans taking over the iconic roles of LAPD Sgts. Riggs and Murtaugh respectively.

This is also the latest movie adaptation at Fox this season. Previously, the network announced they were developing an adaptation of “True Lies,” with the film’s director James Cameron attached as an executive producer. That project has received a put pilot order.

In recent years, broadcast networks have created TV versions of films like “Limitless,” “Frequency,” “Taken,” “Training Day,” “Lethal Weapon,” “Uncle Buck,” “Rush Hour,” and “Minority Report,” to name just a few. Fox also tried to adapt “Behind Enemy Lines” into a series last season, but the project did not end up being ordered to series.

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