Kwapis Directing Walden’s Mayor Comedy


Ken Kwapis (License to Wed) will direct Walden Media’s untitled teen mayor comedy, set up with Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer.

Variety says the story is centered on a high school slacker who decides to run for mayor to pad his college application credentials and then unexpectedly wins the office.

Walden’s also hired Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse (Surf’s Up) to write the project. The duo’s also writing Us & Them with Billy Crystal for Paramount/Nickelodeon.