Fox has a new comedy in the pipeline that’s based on a feature film starring Will Smith. Deadline.com reports that the project is based on the 2005 movie “Hitch,” in which Smith played a dating consultant.
The project comes from Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment, which also produced the movie with Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures TV, the story adds.
The film, which grossed about $370 million, has previously served as inspiration for TV projects, with Overbrook and Sony TV trying to adapt the movie in 2007 and 2010 for CBS and Fox, respectively, the report notes.
The latest attempt to turn the film into a TV show will be written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, with the project said to be a workplace comedy that looks at dating and sexual politics.