The action comedy My Spy sprung back to life today with Variety reporting on Universal Pictures acquiring the movie from CBS Films and hiring Jake Kasdan to direct.
Based on the script by Jeremy Slater and Michael Diliberti, described by Variety as a cross between Risky Business and Weird Science, CBS Films placed the film on hold when it was unable to find the right director.
In addition to Jake Kasdan joining with Universal Pictures to direct My Spy, Kasdan also signed on to adapt the original script with his brother Jon Kasdan.
Jake Kasdan directed the 2011 comedy Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake and recently produced director Jennifer Westfeldt’s ensemble comedy Friends with Kids.
Jake also remained attached to direct the couples comedy Sex Tape, about a married couple who make a sex tape on a whim and then lose it, as well as Man Made, based on Joel Stein’s book about a guy who undergoes a series of tests in order to prepare for fatherhood.