The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they have closed the deal on rights to screenwriter April Prosser's comedy Plus One. Gloria Sanchez Productions, the division of Gary Sanchez Productions dedicated to female-driven film and TV projects, will produce with executives Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay taking lead.
This will mark the second feature to go into development for Prosser, whose screenplay The One That Got Away landed her on the 2012 Black List and is being produced by Mason Novick and directed by Ari Sandel at Amazon Studios. Julie Rapaport and Melissa Wells will oversee production on Plus One for TWC.
In Plus One, Rachel comes out of a long-term relationship only to realize all her friends have married off and there's no one single left to go out with... except Summer, the loud, sexually-oversharing wild card who is now Rachel's only option for a wing woman.
TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein had this to say in a statement.
"We're thrilled to be on board with this hilarious and smart film by talented up-and-comer April Prosser. Her script drew one of the strongest responses from our team that I've seen in a while. Female-driven comedies continue to be a tremendously exciting force in film these days and we couldn't be more delighted to be behind one of this caliber alongside the amazing comedic minds at Gloria Sanchez."
Gloria Sanchez Productions had this to say in a statement.
"I have wanted to win an Oscar since I saw Gwyneth Paltrow win for Shakespeare in Love. I just found out Harvey has 79 of them. We're honored to work with such a talented company and we want an Oscar. I promise to leave Gwyneth alone now."