Disney buys pitch from Mike Rich
'Rookie' writer sells true 'Parent Trap'-ish story
By Michael Fleming
June 12, 2008
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1Walt Disney Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch by Mike Rich.
Studio and writer were vague on the idea, allowing only that it's based on a true story with elements of "Sleepless in Seattle" and The Parent Trap."
Deal brings Rich back to Disney, where he scripted "The Rookie" and "Secretariat," about the 1973 Triple Crown-winning race horse. Rich's last credit was "The Nativity Story."