'Mad TV' Director Bruce Leddy Helms 'Scary' Action Spoof4 Sep, 2001 By: Staff Reporter
Television helmer Bruce Leddy ("Mad TV") will make his feature directorial debut on Summit Entertainment's untitled action spoof. The project is out to actors for a fall start.
The story was conceived by Scary Movie co-scribes Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, who will executive produce the project. Their manager Peter Safran at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment will produce with Summit's Erik Feig.
Safran's brother Tad wrote the script, which spoofs such contemporary action films as Charlie's Angels, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Gladiator, The Matrix, Mission: Impossible, The Mummy and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
The story follows secret agent Charlie Huff, who must overcome the evil Mr. Chow and his three "angels" to retrieve a stolen sword and save his ex-girlfriend from peril.
Leddy, repped by the Gersh Agency and Evolution Entertainment, also is attached to direct MGM's Ain't Nobody Like the One I Got. Leddy, who is entering his third season directing the Fox sketch comedy show Mad TV, began his career as producer-writer at MTV. Last year, he sold the comedy spec Bunny Kill to Paramount Pictures.