*“Raising Hope‘s” Gary Anthony Williams and his writing partner Jeannie Roshar have sold their romantic comedy pitch “I Own You” to Lionsgate, with a story that centers on the comedic trials and tribulations of an interracial marriage turned upside down.
The duo will co-write “I Own You” based on a 2008 short film of the same name that they penned and starred in together and which Williams directed. No director or talent has been set for the feature version, but according to Deadline, Williams and Roshar aren’t expected to reprise their characters from the short, only write the project.
Williams, whose credits include “Boston Legal,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “The Boondocks,” and Fox’s “The Internship,” currently appears on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Raising Hope,” and on Cartoon Network’s “MAD.” He’s also active on the improv scene and, with Roshar, co-founded the LA Comedy Shorts Festival.
Williams’ scripting resume includes the NBC pilot “The Fosters,” Nickelodeon’s “Baby Stache,” Cartoon Network’s “Gangsta Geeks” pilot, and FreemantleMedia North America’s “High Philosophy” web series.