0

David E. Talbert & Will Packer Team Up For New Family Comedy!

Hollywood, Hollywood News

David E. Talbert and Will Packer have sold a holiday-themed comedy spec script to Universal Pictures titled “A Meyers Thanksgiving,” which Talbert will write and direct, with Packer producing.

Will Packer
Will Packer

Telling the story about an estranged family brought together after the death of the family matriarch, for their first Thanksgiving, is being fast-tracked, says Deadline, with production set for the fall, and a holiday 2016 release eyed.

Talbert was previously attached to script (but not direct) fellow author Cheryl Jarvis’ 2008 novel, “The Necklace,” for Fox Searchlight, which was announced in late 2013, after the debut of his last directorial effort, the rom-com “Baggage Claim,” which starred Paula Patton, and was also released by Fox Searchlight.

As for Packer, the super producer and hit-maker, in addition to his film work, has sold a number of TV projects to NBC and ABC, after also inking a first-look deal with Universal, via his Will Packer Productions banner. Up next for him is Universal Pictures’ F. Gary Gray-directed N.W.A biopic titled “Straight Outta Compton.,” which he exec produced, and which is set for a late summer release.

 

Source: Shadow & Act

 

About author / Humor Mill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About US

The Humor Mill Magazine is a on line digital magazine, website and TV show that’s about the Urban Comic & Urban Hollywood for the general audience. Its for comedians/actors who are looking for that outlet to be seen, and its also about the under-served Urban Hollywood scene. The Humor Mill Magazine features comedy, music and movie news, while we also discuss some important issues. We also feature comics who have been on the scene for a while but haven’t quite become a household name yet. We also feature articles on Hollywood actors who we see all the time but just don’t know their name yet. All that, plus what’s going down for the week in the latest issue, The Humor Mill covers it all as it keeps you IN THE KNOW!

POPULAR CATEGORIES

%d bloggers like this: