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Saturday, November 13, 2004
 

Apparently Topper is still on


Daily Variety
November 11, 2004, Thursday
NEWS; Pg. 3
PROLIFIC OFFSPRING
MICHAEL FLEMING and CATHY DUNKLEY

Walt Disney Studios has inked Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot to a second term.

The studio has also bought several comedies for the duo, several of which Shankman is expected to direct.

Shankman, who directed the Touchstone hit "Bringing Down the House," recently wrapped his second Disney outing, the Vin Diesel comedy "The Pacifier."

Offspring is developing with Mandeville Films a Randi Mayem Singer-scripted "Topper" remake that will reteam Shankman and Steve Martin. The director is also eyeing as a possible next film "The Other Guy," a script that Disney has purchased by Brent Goldberg and David Wagner ("The Girl Next Door"). The comedy revolves around a man in his 40s whose boredom with marriage leads him to lose his wife. By the time he comes to his senses, she has begun falling in love with a man half the husband's age.

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