Cox Brothers Sell Roller Derby Spec to Paramount

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The screenwriting duo of Jeff & Craig Cox have sold their pitch to Paramount, says Variety, and the project seems to be a broad comedy set in the world of ladies' roller derby.

The "yet-to-be-titled pic will revolve around the recent emergence of roller derby, which had been largely dormant in recent decades after peaking in the 1950s.

Sport was reborn in 2001 in Texas and has been reinvigorated in recent years with an estimated 35 all-female leagues now in operation and teams with names such as Queens of Pain, Brooklyn Bombshells and Manhattan Mayhem."

Variety indicates that the flick's tone will mix "A League of the Their Own" with "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story."