EXCLUSIVE: During a tender, Warner Bros. acquired Meebo and me, an original comedic family adventure specification by Free Guy scribe Matt Lieberman. Pic will be produced by Kenya Barris, through his Khalabo Ink Society, with Lit Entertainment Group of Lieberman and Adam Kolbrenner.
The project marks the second big deal for this creative team, following a big Paramount pitch deal for Yumanzu.
In Meebo and me, a divorced dad goes to great lengths to give his son the hot new toy, an adorable robot. But when the other toy robots rise up against their owners, the father and his faulty robot set out to save his son and the world while building a deep friendship along the way.
Lieberman also scripted MGM’s Addams Family, From Paramount Play with fire, Netflix Christmas Chronicles 1 and 2, Paramount animation To scold, Warner Bros Scoob! and 20th century studios Free Guy, which Shawn Levy directed with Ryan Reynolds with.
Lieberman is replaced by CAA, Kolbrenner’s Lit Entertainment group and lawyer Melissa Rogal; Barris is CAA, Artists First and attorney Gregg Gellman.
The Khalabo Ink Society of Barris produces the Cheaper by the dozen which stars Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff and percolated an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley, a remake of the classic sports comedy White men can’t jumpand a film by Richard Pryor Barris intends to make his directorial debut.