Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
I just heard about an interesting pitch that apparently just sold to Fox. The writing duo of Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly pitched a comedy called Premature Maturation, which is essentially the Tom Hanks movie Big, but with an ensemble of middle school kids who transform into adults and get into crazy misadventures ala The Hangover. Talk about high concept. Word on the tracking boards is the pitch sold for mid-six figures. Pitman and Cole-Kelly will likely pen the script. No director or cast is attached.
Pitman and Cole-Kelly sold another pitch in November of 2009 to Paramount for an R-rated comedy titled The Misadventures of Fluffy. That project has been described as a road trip through New York featuring talking animals featuring “an element of social comedy reminiscent of the 1980’s film Trading Places.” Eddie Murphy is producing, and Pitman and Cole-Kelly are writing the screenplay.