Universal has won tightly fought race to acquire the new comedy, Good Boys which is set to be a raunchy vehicle for the young Wonder and Room actor Jacob Tremblay.

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have co-written the script and are said to be also taking the helm on the film, which will mark their directorial debut.

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Good Boys is described as an R-rated comedy that follows four 12-year old boys who skip school to embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril. Sources say it is Stand By Me meets Superbad, and that the R rating is an intriguing way to go since technically 12-year-olds would have to sneak in to see it.

With an estimated budget of around $20 million, the project is due to start production in July 2018.  Point Grey principals Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are set to produce.

Universal’s Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin will oversee for the studio.  Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey and Brady Fujikawa for Good Universe.

Eisenberg and Stupnitsky credits include The Office for which they won the 2007 WGA Comedy Series award and Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz which surprisingly grossed more than $216 million at the worldwide box office.

Tremblay made his big breakthrough in 2015 opposite Brie Larson in Room, for which he was nominated for a SAG Award. He has since gone on to star in The Book of Henry and Wonder opposite Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. He will next be seen in The Predator and recently wrapped Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

 

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