Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill: Paramount has made a mid-six against seven-figure rights deal for Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill, a film that will be scripted by Tina Fey for producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn.

Fey will draw a comedy out of the true story of a Hasidic Jew and a grizzled rock musician who form a band.

Fey will continue to serve as head writer for "Saturday Night Live" as well as the show's Weekend Update co-anchor when the sketch comedy show returns this fall.

Fey started what became a small stampede for rights to "Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill" when she heard a segment about the duo on National Public Radio. It is unclear whether she will write a role for herself.

"She heard the segment and responded to the story of a guy who knew nothing of someone else's culture, but suddenly gets caught up in it," Michaels said. "There are a lot of holes in the show's schedule where Tina can find time to write, and it's something she has proved she can do."

Brian B.