Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell to star in 'Women in Business' (Exclusive)

It's Really Over for Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
It's Really Over for Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

After a heated bidding war involving multiple studios, Fox has nabbed the hot comedy script Women in Business.

Laura Steinel wrote the script for the female-driven comedy, which has some strong attachments: Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell.

The buzzy package, repped by UTA, also has Jake Szymanski, who directed Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, attached to direct.

Gloria Sanchez and Chernin will produce the film, which centers on two competitive women who are sent on a business tripto Canada. There, they hire a third woman off Craigslist to act as their intern, which derails their trip.

Steinel worked as a writer on Amazon TV series Red Oaks, andFox recently ordered her workplace comedy HR, which was executive produced by Sue Naegle and Jeff Schaeffer. It stars Judy Greer and Patton Oswalt. She also wrote the comedy FAM-I-LY which she will direct with Sue Naegle and Jeremy Garelick producing. Taylor Schilling is attached to star. Steinel is repped by UTA, Principato Young and Ziffren Brittenham.

Szymanski previously directed for Funny or Die and Saturday Night Live before nabbing the director gig for Fox's buzzy upcoming comedy Mike and Dave starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick. It hits theaters on July 8. He's repped by UTA, Mosaic and Sloane Offer.

Stone, most recently seen in Woody Allen's Irrational Man, has the musical La La Land with Ryan Gosling and the Billie Jean King film Battle of Sexes coming up. She's attached to a live-action Cruella project at Disney. She's repped by WME, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham.

McKinnon, who stars on Saturday Night Live, will next be seen in Fox's Ghostbusters film, which Paul Feig directed. She'll also appear in the comedy Office Christmas Party. She's repped by UTA, Principato-Young and Hansen Jacobson.

Bell had a breakout role in 22 Jump Street, and also had roles in The Night Before and Goosebumps. She'll also appear in comedy Office Christmas Party. She's repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Stone, Genow.

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