King's Ransom: According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema is in negotiations with Scary Movie 3 star Anthony Anderson to topline its kidnapping comedy King's Ransom.

Anderson will play a rich, cocky and generally despised businessman who realizes he might lose half his wealth to the obnoxious wife he's trying to divorce. He decides to arrange his own kidnapping in order to wipe himself out and claim poverty, but he discovers that several other parties have plans to kidnap and ransom him as well.

"Ransom" is being directed by Jeff Byrd from a Wayne Conley script.