It has been some time since Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon has been seen in the spotlight, most recently a bit part in this summer’s Bad Teacher. But she has plans for another leading role. The actress has collaborated with Disney in the past, with her voice credits in the Airbud movies, but it’s still a hard unity for me to imagine after seeing her go all-out in Superstar. But alas, Shannon has just teamed with veteran scribes Rob Muir and Bob Hilgenberg to sell an untitled comedy feature pitch to Disney. [Deadline]
The comedy trio will write the script together, which could ultimately have Shannon in the lead role. Adapted from their own experiences as parents, the comedy will focus on the social world of motherhood. It sounds like the script has potential to get pretty raunchy, so we’ll have to see if Shannon can tone down her wild, but iconic, on-screen antics.
The project will be produced by Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers, Old Dogs) and Shannon will also be executive producer. Hilgenberg and Muir are currently writing a live-action version of comic-strip The Family Circus for Fox and Walden Media; as well as the upcoming Steve Carr film, Meet the Huntends, which was just announced. Shannon will next be heard in Sony’s animation Hotel Transylvania.
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