Universal recently acquired the pitch from Jim Hecht and Tracy McMillan (Marvel’s Runaways and Mad Men), both of whom will be writing the script.
Howard will produce through her Nine Muses Entertainment label alongside Eric Carlson and Susan Carlson. Seth MacFarlane, who directed the Ted cinematic comedy canon for Uni, will produce with Erica Huggins at their production company, Fuzzy Door. Spencer will also executive produce alongside Hecht and McMillan.
Universal Evp of Production Erik Baiers will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Howard recently starred in Universal’s $1.3 billion-grossing cornerstone franchise Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom last summer and she can be seen next in Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman on