Following a very competitive bidding war with Lionsgate, Universal Pictures has come out on top in the battle to secure an untitled pitch written by Leah Rachel.

Although plot details have been kept firmly under wraps, it is confirmed that the production team will comprise of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick. The studio will be represented by Executive vice president of production Erik Baiers.

Rachel has recently been kept busy writing numerous TV and film projects including ‘The Young, The Hot and The Bothered’ which is currently in development at Mandate Pictures and also TV projects ‘Starf*cker’ for HBO which is being produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson and ABC project ‘BAMFS’. Rachel is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.