Peter Farrelly, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese team up in comedy ‘Balls Up’ for Skydance

Exclusive: Peter Farrelly is looking to return to the genre that helped launch his career as sources tell Deadline the Oscar winner is teaming up with Skydance on a new action-comedy. ball up That he will direct from a script death well Authors Paul Wernick and Rhett Rees.

The project was developed with Skydance based on an original pitch by Wernick & Reese. Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger are producing with Wernick & Reese and Andrew Muscato. Amy Rivera will oversee the project for Skydance.

Plot details are unknown but sources say the tone will fit right in with those classic comedies Silly eloquent And Kingpin That Farrelly directed with his brother Bobby made Farrelly two of the biggest names in comedy in the 90s and 2000s. Farrelly is currently producing on Amazon’s Peak Ricky Stanicki Zac Efron starred, but he wanted to be ready to go to the next project when the shooting was over Ricky Stanicki And Skydance moved quickly to set this up with the actors already meeting for the performance.

The film reunites Skydance with Ferrelly to direct his follow-up Greatest Bear Run Ever which premiered on Apple TV+ last year.

As for Wernic & Rheese, the duo are currently writing their third death well film for Marvel with plans to go into production later this year.

Coming off hugely successful Top Gun: MaverickSkydance’s upcoming live-action film slate includes the seventh and eighth installments of the wildly popular mission impossible series, Transformers: Rise of the Beastswith the ghost, family planning And roar For Apple TV+ and Heart of Stone, The Old Guard 2 and the successful 2001 remake Spy Kids Franchise for Netflix.

Farrelly is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Lichter Grossman. Wernick and Reese are repped by WME.

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