Judd Apatow tackling "Do Gooders" for Universal

Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:19pm EDT
 
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Pictures and Judd Apatow are going to stick it to those selfless celebrities with pet causes.

The studio is in negotiations to pick up "Do Gooders," a pitch from Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, who will write the script. Apatow will produce via his Apatow Productions.

The plot details of the comedy project, which is not intended as a directorial vehicle for Apatow, are being kept under wraps although the script is known to center on actors with caring hearts keen to help those in need.

Gregory and Huyck are comedy writer-producers from the TV world who worked on "King of the Hill" and "The Tracy Morgan Show," among others.

The duo recently wrote and directed "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," a comedy whose ensemble cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Lindsay Sloane and Lake Bell.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)