Paramount Pictures has acquired the US distribution rights to the currently untitled Lucas & Moore Project, a new female comedy from renowned filmmaking duo Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (writers of The Hangover, 21 & Over) and starring Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, Knocked Up, This is 40). Lucas and Moore will direct the film which is based on their original screenplay. Paramount will release the film in theaters on April 15, 2016.
Block Entertainment and Merced Media are producing alongside Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, This is 40, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Josh Church for Apatow Productions. Filming begins this summer in New York, with plot details for this female comedy being kept under wraps. Merced Media is fully financing the project with Bill Block and Merced’s Raj Brinder Singh producing. Block Entertainment partner, John Friedberg, will executive produce.
Marc Evans, President of Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Group said, “We are excited to be partnering with Judd, Bill and their teams for this great project. Leslie, Jon and Scott are among the best comedic talents working today and their combined forces will no doubt make for an incredibly funny movie that the whole team here is excited to be a part of.”
Bill Block commented, “Paramount has a creative and innovative team and they recognize great comedies. This film is going to be wildly appealing and we’re thrilled to partner with Paramount to make this a giant global release.”