Paramount Pictures nabs Kay Oyegun’s comedic script ‘Assisted Living’

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“This Is Us” and “Queen Sugar” writer Kay Oyegun’s spec script “Assisted Living” has sold to Paramount Pictures in a “high six against seven figure deal,” Deadline Hollywood reports.

The script, which also had Sony, Endeavor Content and Netflix vying for it, was being likened to “Sister Act” meets “Mrs. Doubtfire,” with the tale of a thief on the run from her old crew who holes up in a retirement home.

The film will be produced by Temple Hill, along with Stephen Love. It becomes Marty Bowen’s first big project win since tethering his label to Paramount after leaving Fox, according to Deadline.

Oyegun is a rising star in the writers’ room of the popular NBC drama “This Is Us,” and she wrote the biopic of civil rights activist Angela Davis for Lionsgate.

Deadline reports that Paramount is looking to score with comedies after “Book Club” became a hit and has “Limited Partners,” directed by Miguel Arteta and starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek upcoming.

-BAM

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