MGM has won a bidding war for the comedy script Zookeeper by Jay Sherick and David Ronn, reports Variety.
The studio has attached Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) to direct and produce. Todd Garner will also produce through his Broken Road Productions.
Zookeeper centers around a lonely zoo keeper who decides to leave his job because he can’t meet a girl and the animals who intervene and teach him nature’s secrets.
Scherick and Ronn ‘s credits include Norbit, Guess Who and National Security and they’re currently writing Fantasy Island for Sony. The duo began their careers as staff writers on “Spin City.”