Alcon Entertainment has picked up Back to America, a pitch being scripted as a star vehicle for Martin Lawrence.
According to Variety, Lawrence has a first-look deal with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and will produce the film via his Runteldat Entertainment banner alongside the Alcon duo. Nicole Rocklin is also producing.
The comedy centers on a working-class man from Queens who discovers he is heir to the throne of an African country and travels there to claim his birthright.
No production date has been set.