Twentieth Century Fox has picked up Turned On, a comedy spec for Paul Feig to produce.
The script is by Charlie Kesslering, an up-and-coming writer who embodies the Hollywood screenwriting dream, paying his dues as an assistant while pursuing his passion. He is currently the assistant to The Late Late Show With James Corden host James Corden. Prior to that, he was an assistant at CAA.
The script tells of a brilliant but awkward engineer who creates an android to fill in for her in life's difficult situations. But things soon spiral out of control when the robot self-actualizes.
Feig and Fox were attracted to its inventive script and that it showcases a great leading role for a funny woman.
Jessie Henderson, co-president at Feigo Entertainment, will also produce. Dan Magnante will oversee the project for the company.