Mike Epps has been tapped for the title role in Uncle Buck, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. Also cast in the project, from Universal TV and Will Packer Productions, is Nia Long.
When he was just a fledgling producer new to Los Angeles, Will Packer was determined to have a power lunch at Mr. Chow (No. 10), the Chinese cuisine power nexus in Beverly Hills that celebrated 40 years in business last year.
Ride Along producer Will Packer’s big development season is getting bigger. The producer, in his first year developing for the small screen, has sold his fourth project. NBC has handed out a script commitment to an untitled female buddy-cop project from Packer and Gossip Girl alum Amanda Lasher, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Ride Along producer Will Packer is off to a strong start in his first TV development season. Packer, via his Universal Television-based production company, has just made his third sale this season. He’s teaming with Growing Up Fisher creator DJ Nash for NBC comedy #PeopleAreTalking, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
“No Good Deed” producer Will Packer has sold a comedy script for a father-son comedy to NBC.
The script, “Like Father, Like Son,” is inspired by actual events from Packer’s life, and will center on a recently divorced man in his early thirties who’s just starting to enjoy the benefits of being young, successful and single when he learns he has a fifteen-year-old son from a one-night-stand he had in college.
ABC has put in development Uncle Buck, a multi-camera comedy based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. The project hails from Universal TV, whose feature sibling produced the movie, and Will Packer Prods., the company of feature producer Will Packer (the Ride Along and Think Like A Man franchises).
Hollywood hitmaker Producer Will Packer has an eye for making the next huge box-office draw and distribution deal.
EXCLUSIVE: In his latest move at his new Universal home, hitmaking Think Like A Man Too and Ride Along producer Will Packer has acquired spec script Terminal Point from writer Stuart C. Paul.
Producer Will Packer shares how he’s made himself one of Hollywood’s blockbuster hit makers.
Will Packer is remarkably down to earth and seemingly accessible for a man whose films bring in nine figures at the box office.