Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets will work with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark
Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from writers Wellesley Wild, Kevin Biggins and Mike Desilets, the studio announced Friday.
The story follows a group of enthusiastically overweight dads who get a wake-up call when a member of their group has a heart attack, forcing them to abruptly change their hard-drinking and hard-eating lifestyle.
Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce under their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner. Universal executive Jon Mone will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Wild (pictured above) wrote and executive produced “Ted” and “Ted 2,” which were produced by Stuber and Clark. The two films were released by Universal in 2013 and 2015, respectively, and collectively grossed more than $760 million worldwide.
Wild also serves as executive producer, writer and voice actor on Fox’s animated sitcom “Family Guy.”
Biggins is currently a co-executive producer on “Family Guy,” where Desilets is also a producer. Biggins’ writing credits include “Tosh.0” and “The Cleveland Show.”
Bluegrass Films is currently in postproduction on STX Entertainment’s Civil War movie “Free State of Jones,” directed by Gary Ross and starring Matthew McConaughey, as well as the comedy “Central Intelligence” starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson.
Wild is represented by UTA and attorney Ken Richman. Biggins is repped by Mosaic and CAA, the latter of which also reps Desilets along with attorney Jeff Hynick of Jackoway Tyerman.