Cooper signs up with 'Cable Guy'

Cooper signs up with 'Cable Guy'
Trent Cooper has been tapped to direct Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, a feature starring comedian Larry the Cable Guy, one of the four stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. J.P. Williams and Alan Blomquist of Parallel Pictures are producing. Paramount Home Entertainment will distribute. Cooper is a helmer of commercials, shorts and documentaries, and directed The Comeback, a short starring Samuel L. Jackson that won an award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

Reitman set to take 'Over' for Montecito

The Montecito Picture Co. has dipped into its discretionary fund to pre-emptively pick up Over My Dead Body from scribes Michael Colton and John Aboud as a directing vehicle for Ivan Reitman. Details about the project are being kept close to the vest, though it is being described as a comedic ghost story. The company's Jackie Marcus brought in the project and will produce along with Montecito principals Reitman, Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck. The company has a first-look deal with DreamWorks. Reitman, director of comedy classics Stripes and Ghostbusters, is prepping superhero comedy Super Ex for Regency Enterprises. Colton and Aboud are regular commentators on VH1's Best Week Ever and I Love the '90s. They recently wrote sports spoof The Comebacks for Fox Searchlight and rewrote The Twits, based on the Roald Dahl book, for Disney. They also recently made a six-figure blind deal at Sony Television to create a half-hour comedy that Principato-Young will executive produce. Colton and Aboud are repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Jared Levine.

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