It seems like every script deal these days involves a concept that could be fully explained in a photoshop or tagline. You think that’s ’cause people are stupider nowadays? What was I talking about again?
Working Title paid high six figures against seven figures [that means high six figures for the script, seven figures if they make the movie] for an untitled concept comedy that Allan Loeb will write as a star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds.
Pic is described as a dude-in-drag romantic comedy, with Reynolds playing a jilted lover who must disguise himself as a woman and befriend his ex in order to win her back. [Variety]
Are you sh-tting me? I realize the pitch was only worth that much because Ryan Reynolds was attached, but good lord, it’s not even a script yet. He sold them on an idea that’s basically already been done better in hastily thrown-together South Park episodes. I’ve seen better ideas in the comments section of this blog YouTube. After this, Ryan Reynolds will have done a dressing-in-drag movie AND a fat suit movie. All he has to do now is play a retard and a Holocaust survivor to complete Hollywood’s version of hitting for the cycle.