According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV mogul Josh Schwartz will direct his first feature-length film called Fun Size. The teen comedy, written by Colbert Report writer Max Werner will focus on a girl who is forced to take her kid brother out trick-or-treating, only to lose him and has to find him before their mother finds out. The film is being developed by Schwartz’s Fake Empire for Paramount and will be produced by Schwartz, his partner Stephanie Savage, and Anonymous Content.
The studio has decided to start filming the comedy this year, so production will start sometime in the late spring, with prime locations being St. Louis.
As alluded to above, you might know Schwartz better through his contributions to television; he co-produced Chuck and Gossip Girl and created The O.C., all of which have been huge successes and fan favorites. Also an executive producer and co-writer on the series, Schwartz has cemented his status as Gen Y expert and a sure monetary investment.
Even though the film is far from the casting stages, I’m going to act as a couch casting director and say that, considering the storyline and the demographic, it would seem like this type of a movie would be perfect for a Miranda Cosgrove or an Emma Roberts. What do you think?