EXCLUSIVE: We have learned that Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson are in negotiations to headline the romantic comedy movie Meet Cute directed by Alex Lehmann. The deal has not yet closed.
Meet Cute, I hear, is a wildly inventive deconstruction of the romantic comedy built around the question: What would you do if you could travel to your loved ones’ past, heal their traumas, fix their problems, and change them into the perfect partner?
Cuoco will play Sheila, while Davidson will portray Gary in the pic. Noga Pnueli penned the script. Akiva Goldsman, Gregory Lessans, and Rachel Reznick of Weed Road Pictures will produce with Santosh Govindaraju and Dan Reardon of Convergent Media.
Cuoco recently closed an expansive new overall deal with Warner Bros. TV Group for her production company Yes, Norman, extending a 15-year relationship with the studio, as Deadline first reported. She developed, executive produced, and starred in the acclaimed HBO Max hit series The Flight Attendant, which debuted on Thanksgiving 2020 and was promptly renewed for a second season. The actress received multiple nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards (Female Actor in a Comedy Series, as well as Ensemble in a Comedy Series), Critics Choice Awards (Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as Best Comedy Series), and the Golden Globe Awards (Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy, as well as TV Series – Musical or Comedy). She was also nominated for a Producers Guild Award (Producer of Episodic TV, Comedy).
In addition to those nominations for Cuoco, the show has received nominations from the Directors Guild Awards (Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series), Writers Guild Awards (New Series), Art Directors Guild Awards (Single-Camera TV Series), and the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards (Sound Editing, Episodic Short Form, Dialogue and ADR), among others.
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After collaborating on The Flight Attendant, Cuoco recently re-teamed with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV to land the rights to Doris Day: Her Own Story, the legendary singer’s official biography/autobiography, by A.E. Hotchner. The project is currently in development, with Cuoco slated to star.
And through the Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults, and Classics division, Cuoco is an EP and voices the title character of Warner Bros. Animation’s comedy series Harley Quinn. HBO Max has ordered a third season of the hit series, and the first two seasons are now streaming on the service. Most recently as Deadline first told you, Cuoco and Yes, Norman acquired rights to A Season With Mom, by author Katie Russell Newland about a cancer survivor baseball enthusiast who visits all 30 MLB parks in one season.
Cuoco will next be seen in Sony’s upcoming comedy feature film The Man From Toronto opposite Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.
She is represented by SDB Partners, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.
Davidson has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2014. The stand-up comedian wrote, executive produced and starred in the Universal movie The King of Staten Island based on his life story which received great critical acclaim. He can be seen in Warner Bros. upcoming James Gunn-directed DC sequel The Suicide Squad on Aug. 6 as Blackguard. He is also starring in the upcoming STX movie American Sole and the A24 horror pic Bodies, Bodies, Bodies. Previous feature credits include The Jesus Rolls, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Netflix’s The Dirt, and the Sundance Film Festival movie Big Time Adolescence. Davidson is represented by ICM, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Granderson Des Rochers.
Lehmann, whose directing credits include the Netflix Ray Romano-Mark Duplass comedy feature Paddleton and the Sarah Paulson-Duplass romantic drama Blue Jay, is repped by ICM.
Pnueli is repped by Heroes and Villains Entertainment, CAA, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman. She directed and wrote the short Deb and has the feature Deborah, which she wrote and directed, in post-production.
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