Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Warner Bros. is said to be acquiring an untitled comedy spec by Josh Cagan and Greg Coolidge to which Morgan Freeman is attached to star and Peter Segal is eyeing to direct.

Lori McCreary, Freeman's producing partner at the duo's Revelations Entertainment banner, will produce with Segal and his producing partner, Callahan Filmworks' Michael Ewing. Freeman will exec produce.

The script, which had a working title of "Dirty Old Men," revolves around an aging playboy who finally meets the love of his life and his best friend and wingman for the past 40 years (Freeman) who does everything to break up the new couple. The tone is described as similar to "Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

The studio would love to have Jack Nicholson reteam with Freeman on the film; the pair starred in Warners' 2007 hit comedy "The Bucket List." Nicholson is not attached to the project but is aware of it.

Freeman will next be seen in Warners' "Invictus," which sees him portraying Nelson Mandela for director Clint Eastwood. He begins shooting Summit's action thriller "Red" in January.