Lionsgate has purchased spec script, Bad Dog, a comedy feature written by Jeff Bushell, the screenwriter behind Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua pic. Bushell is also known for his Blacklist script, Ricky Stanicky, a comedy that Peter Farrelly is attached to direct. Point Grey is on board to produce Bad Dog along with Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Entertainment.
The plot follows Bud, Satan’s favorite hound who is booted out of hell by a jealous rival and is mistakenly adopted by a single dad and his two kids. Despite his bad ways, Bub soon begins to embrace his goodness and falls in love with the family. When Satan wants his dog back and Bub refuses, he must protect his new family from the fury of hell.
Bree Bailey will oversee for Lionsgate, while Carlos Aguirre and Josh Fagen will oversee the project for 3Pas and Point Grey, respectively.
Bushell, who also was a writer on shows like Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs, What I Like About You, and The Bernie Mac Show, is repped by Paradigm and McKuin, Frankel, Whitehead, LLP.
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