Friday, June 13, 2008

Universal drops the rain

Raindrops keep falling on my head. And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed, nothin' seems to fit ...

Okay, this new project isn't quite the same as the Oscar-winning Hal David and Burt Bacharach song, but it's close enough, and probably inspired it -- Variety reports that for mid-six against high-six figures, Universal Pictures has picked up a new comedy spec called Raindrops All Around Me.

Written by Reed Agnew (Crank Yankers) and Eli Jorne (Fletch Won), the script focuses on "a socially inept high school teacher who learns to 'dumb it down' in order to fit in with the people around him." I'm assuming that this means outside of school, but I imagine that it could work either way -- dumbing it down for peers, or for the students he teaches.

There's currently no word on who will direct the film, but Ben Stiller will be one of the feature's producers through the Red Hour banner, so hopefully that means good things for the flick.

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