Participant Media is joining forces with Tapestry Films (Wedding Crashers) to develop Minimum Wage, a comedy about corporate greed written by TV actors-turned-screenwriters Tegan West and Scott Atkinson.
According to Variety, the story involves a corrupt corporate exec convicted of fraud and sentenced to a year living on minimum wage in the town his company bankrupted.
"This is a mainstream comedy with the same hilarious humor and heart that 'Wedding Crashers' had," Participant exec VP of production Jonathan King said, "but it also highlights how corporate greed is hurting us as a society."
Participant acquired the project as a preemptive pitch. No production dates have been set.