NEW YORK CITY, April 20, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — It looks like New Line will be penning a deal to bring the ’70s TV series “Three’s Company” to the theaters.
According to Variety, the studio is in negotiations to pick up the movie rights to the sitcom, and has hired the writing team of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.
In addition, Robert Cort (“Runaway Bride)” is being signed to produce.
“Three’s Company” aired from 1977 to 1984 on ABC, and starred John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers as roommates who pretended that Ritter’s character was gay in order to placate their hard-nosed landlord, played by Norman Fell.
Suzanne Somers left the series in the fifth season and was replaced by Jenilee Harrison, and later by Priscilla Barnes. The show was based on the British sitcom “Man About the House.”
Variety adds that Kohn and Silverstein have collaborated with New Line on “Valentine’s Day” and “How to Be Single.” They also wrote the script for the love story “The Vow,” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.
Cort’s credits include “Three Men and a Baby,” “Cocktail,” “Jumanji,” “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise,” “The Cutting Edge,” “Against the Ropes” and “Save the Last Dance.”