Dis factors 'Me2' comedy for Waters


Mark Waters

By Borys Kit
The Hollywood Reporter
October 19, 2006

Walt Disney Pictures has bought a comedy project from screenwriter Larry Doyle titled "Me2," with Mark Waters attached to direct. Waters and his producing partner, Jessica Tuchinsky, will produce via their Watermark Pictures banner.

The plot for "Me2" is being kept under wraps, though it is understood to be a time-travel comedy.

Doyle, who came up with the idea before taking it to Watermark, will begin writing immediately.

Kristin Burr is overseeing for the studio.

Doyle hails from the animation world, where he was a writer-producer on "The Simpsons." He also wrote episodes of "Daria" and "Beavis and Butt-head." His feature credits include "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."

Waters is directing "The Spiderwick Chronicles," the big-budget adaptation based on the best-selling children's books, which is shooting in Montreal. He directed the 2003 remake of "Freaky Friday" for Disney as well as "Mean Girls" for Paramount, both of which were critical and boxoffice hits. At Disney, he is attached to direct "Bob the Musical."

Doyle and Waters are repped by CAA.
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