Warner Bros. Pictures has adopted "Big Baby," acquiring Adam Mazer and Gregg Lichtenstein's script for mid-six against high-six figures.
Raja Gosnell, who directed the studio's two "Scooby-Doo" installments, is in final negotiations to reteam with Warners and direct the project. Gosnell also will produce the comedy along with Neal Moritz through his Original Films banner and Richard Suckle via R&R Entertainment.
"Big Baby" centers on a career-obsessed man who dismisses his wife's desire to have a baby. When he refuses to change his mind, he unknowingly becomes cursed and begins to uncontrollably act like an infant. Warners exec Dan Lin is overseeing. Ori Marmur, who recently left Mandalay Pictures to join Original to head production with Moritz, is credited with bringing the project into his company.
Mazer, one of the writers on "The 11th Hour," which Billy Ray is directing for Universal, is repped by the Gersh Agency and Nine Yards Entertainment's Steve Crawford. He also was an associate producer on "Super Troopers."
Lichtenstein is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency's Chris Smith and David Boxerbaum and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.
Both writers are additionally repped by attorney Mitch Smelkinson at Stone, Meyer & Genow.
Gosnell's other credits include "Big Momma's House," "Never Been Kissed" and "Home Alone 3." He is repped by UTA and attorney Steve Warren at Hansen, Jacobsen, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Sloan.