Amazon Studios Acquires Ike Barinholtz, Jordan Horowitz Election Comedy
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Ike Barinholtz (Blockers, Late Night) is developing an untitled election comedy with writing partner David Stassen. Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the project and Jordon Horowitz (La La Land) will produce.
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The story kicks off when a scandal forces a female politician to leave D.C. and head back to her small town in Ohio. Once there, she helps her 12-year-old niece run a campaign for her middle school election. But things get complicated when she finds out her niece is facing off against the son of the man who beat her in the very same election nearly 30 years ago.
Barinholtz and Stassen are writing the screenplay as a potential co-starring project. Claire Scanlon (Set It Up) is directing. Original Headquarters’ Horowitz will serve as producer alongside Barinholtz and Stassen for 23/34 Prods.
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Barinholtz’s previous writing credits include The Oath, Central Intelligence, The Mindy Project, and MADtv. He recently appeared in an episode of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, and can next be seen on the big screen in the comedy-drama Late Night, starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling. Upcoming projects include The Hunt, Bless the Harts, and the romance comedy Happy Life.
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