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Screenwriter Antwone Fisher to do Comedy Next...

Screenwriter Antwone Fisher, who chronicled his harrowing childhood and troubled youth in the self-titled Fox Searchlight feature, is turning to comedy for his next project.

The untitled New Line project, described as "Big Daddy" meets "Problem Child," is set in the world of foster care and revolves around the comedic dynamic between a foster child and his unqualified caretaker.

Fisher, who grew up in foster care, will draw on some of the real goings-on in foster care for the script. The project is designed as a starring vehicle for a black star.

"Since everyone had such a big cry (with 'Antwone Fisher'), I want to give everyone a big laugh," Fisher said in an interview. Robert Simonds will produce.

The project reunites Fisher and Simonds, who worked together on the comedy "00 Soul," which Fisher co-wrote with Chris Tucker, who was going to star. The project was set up at Universal Pictures with Mariah Carey co-starring, but it never came to fruition. Fisher also has worked with New Line, having done some uncredited rewrites on the Tucker vehicles "Money Talks" and "Rush Hour."

Hollywood Reporter

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