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Weinstein Seals Deal on Female-Led, Will Ferrell-Produced Comedy ‘Plus One’

Weinstein Seals Deal on Female-Led, Will Ferrell-Produced Comedy 'Plus One'

‘Plus One’ will be produced by Gloria Sanchez Productions,which is dedicated to female-driven film and TV projects, alongside executives Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. This is Prosser’s second screenplay to enter development, as her 2012 Black Listed script “The One That Got Away” is currently in production via Amazon Studios. Weinstein’s Julia Rapaport and Melissa Wells will oversee “Plus One.” 

Here’s the synopsis: 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.

Harvey Weinstein says Prosser is a “talented up-and-comer” and that “female-driven comedies continue to be a tremendously exciting force in film these days.” Weinstein has a solid slate of Fall 2014 films led by women: “Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” “Tracks” and “Begin Again” although none seem guaranteed to wind up in awards contention. 

Things have been shaking up at the company lately, as its radical decision to unveil the “Crouching Tiger” sequel day-and-date in theaters and on Netflix reveals a company in transition. (More on that here.)

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