WWE Studios has issued the following press release:
WWE GETS CHAPERONE
LOS ANGELES May 24 — WWE Studios has acquired "THE CHAPERONE," by playwright turned screenwriter S. J. Roth. This is the first screenplay sale for Roth who is mostly known for his work on stage, including his off-Broadway and West Coast productions of "SUTTON," the story of legendary bank robber, Willie Sutton, and comedies "BEN THE PRINTER," and "BONNIE’S WANTED MAN."
"THE CHAPERONE" is a kids action comedy about a just released, ex-con dad who unwittingly becomes a chaperone for his teen daughter’s class trip to New Orleans, while he is on the run from his old cronies who are trying to kill him.
Alan Shafer of Careyes Entertainment and attorney Michael Overn represented Roth in the sale. Steve Barnett, Senior Vice President, Development of WWE Studios handled the deal for studio. Shoot is tentatively scheduled for Summer 2010, in New Orleans.