Super-producer Judd Apatow is developing the comedy Do Gooders based on a pitch from Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck (King of the Hill), who will write the script. The precise plot details are under wraps, but it is known the film will poke fun at “actors with caring hearts keen to help those in need.” Hollywood satire is always a chancy endeavor, but I trust Apatow’s sure hand to yield something worthwhile. THR reports that Universal Pictures, Apatow’s studio home of choice, is in negotiations to pick up Do Gooders.
Gregory and Huyck are making the Apatovian leap from TV (Frasier, King of the Hill, The Tracy Morgan Show) to features. They recently wrote and directed A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, which Sony Pictures has pencilled in for late summer. Apatow will soon return to the director’s chair to spin off Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters from Knocked Up into their own film, quite possibly joined by Megan Fox and Albert Brooks.