Rachel Goldberg to Direct Action Comedy 'The BM' for MarVista (Exclusive)

Rachel Goldberg to Direct Action Comedy ‘The BM’ for MarVista (Exclusive)

Rachel Goldberg, known for her television work as Resident Evil AND American godsis making his directorial debut with The BMan action comedy from MarVista Entertainment, a division of FOX Entertainment.

Written by Family Guy stalwarts Shawn Ries and Artie Johann, the story centers on a young woman’s desperate search for a bathroom which inadvertently gets her involved in a bizarre heist in Los Angeles with her best friend.

Action comedy is described as being in the vein of Booksmart AND Express pineapplegiving a glimpse into what it takes to be a true friend amid criminal hijackings, all told over the course of 24 hours in the City of Angels.

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Filming is expected to begin in September in Los Angeles with casting for up-and-coming comedians set to begin.

Josh Turner McGuire and Trevor Engelson (TV Heathersfx extension Snowfall) will produce through their Underground banner.

MarVista Entertainment will executive produce with FOX Entertainment Global overseeing worldwide distribution. MarVista’s recent projects include romantic comedy Daughter of the bridewith Marcia Gay Harden and thriller Body language, with Christina Milian and Steven Strait. Mar Vista’s newest project, First time female director — directed, written, produced by and starring Chelsea Peretti — had its world premiere as a spotlight title at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Goldberg has made a name for herself in the genre television space, working on shows ranging from american horror story AND Veronica Mars TO Maya MC AND Resident Evil. He is coming off a directing stint at Marvel Studios Wanda Vision spin off Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Goldberg is represented by Paradigm, Echo Lake and attorney Eric Feig.

Johann is currently co-executive producer of Family Guy and wrote for Big mouth and the new Beavis and Butthead. He is represented by WME and by attorney Grace Kallis. Ries wrote for Family Guy AND Ryan Hansen solves crimes. He is also represented by Grace Kallis.