Miramax opts for "Divorce"

Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:11am EDT
 
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By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Divorce is a traumatic experience for millions of families, and Miramax hopes to heal their pain through the gift of twisted laughter.

The studio is developing a satirical comedy tentatively titled "A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce)." The screenplay by Ben Karlin, "Daily Show" head writer and co-creator of "The Colbert Report," and Stu Zicherman centers on a grown man still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year-old divorce.

In "A.C.O.D.," which Miramax acquired on spec, the lead character discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children. He's enlisted in a follow-up years later that wreaks new havoc on his family.

Zicherman, co-writer/creator of ABC's "Six Degrees," is slated to direct the film.

"We're very glad to get the validation from Miramax, especially since we've been working on the script longer than any of our parents were married," Karlin and Zicherman said.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter