Some very funny actors are teaming up for a 20th Century Fox comedy. The studio nabbed the rights to Women in Business after a vigorous bidding war. That came as no surprise considering the female-driven spec script from Laura Steinel (Red Oaks) has Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell attached to star. Add to this package the fact that Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates director Jake Szymanski is attached to helm the comedy.
THR reports that the already-anticipated project centers on “two competitive women who are sent on a business trip to Canada. There, they hire a third woman off Craigslist to act as their intern, which derails their trip.” Specific casting assignments have yet to be revealed, but however it all shakes down, it’ll likely be a fantastic comedy as long as all the major players stay intact.
As for Stone, who was most recently seen in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man (and less seen in Cameron Crowe’s Aloha), she’ll next appear in the Damien Chazelle-written/directed musical La La Land with Ryan Gosling, followed by the Billie Jean King film Battle of the Sexes opposite Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs. She’s also attached to star in a live-action Cruella project for Disney and will reprise her voice role as Eep in The Croods 2.
McKinnon, meanwhile, has a highly anticipated role in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters coming up this July 15th, but she’ll also voice roles in The Angry Birds Movie and Finding Dory. Keep an eye out for her in Jared Hess’ caper comedy Masterminds as well as Office Christmas Party, from directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Bell also voices a role in The Angry Birds Movie and stars in Office Christmas Party, though she’ll also have a part in the animated comedy musical Charming, and Richie Keen’s comedy, Fist Fight.