Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is developing the action-comedy Babe in the Woods at Columbia Pictures. Written by Mike White, the film centers on a female freshman from the Midwest who arrives at Yale and becomes a target of the New Jersey mob. White will produce the project through his Rip Cord Productions banner. Rip Cord’s David Bernad will also serve as a producer on the film.
Presidents of Columbia Pictures Matt Tolmach said in a press release, “Our experience working with Ruben on Zombieland was nothing short of amazing. We love what Mike did with this script and could not be more thrilled to develop Babe in the Woods with these two guys. They bring the perfect blend of comedy and attitude to their projects.”
Fleischer is currently developing 30 Minutes or Less for Columbia which stars Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Jesse Eisenberg.