Hollywood is preparing to dispense an animated movie based on Pez candy.
The company that has been around for 88 years announced on Monday that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Envision Media Arts (EMA) to develop a film based on the iconic candy dispensers.
Cameron Fay, who wrote 2015 comedy “Brother in Laws,” is writing the feature film being produced by EMA CEO and founder Lee Nelson, along with David Buelow, the company’s president of TV and film. Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer and Jonathan Hung brought the project to EMA and will executive produce along with EMA’s David Tish.
EMA has financed and produced five films over the last five years, including 2012 Sony Pictures Classics release “Celeste & Jesse Forever,” which starred Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones.
Most recently, EMA completed “Henry Joseph Church,” starring Britt Robertson and Eddie Murphy.
“Pez candy is beloved by children and adults alike. With Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many,” Nelson said in a statement.