Blades Of Glory Directors Set To Helm Comedy The Pool

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-02-08 15:10:15discussion comments
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I don't know if you've been keeping up with the news at all, but it's not exactly the greatest time to be graduating from college. The job market isn't exactly filled with sunshine and rainbows, and most 3-5 years of job experience is hard to get when your a week a way from receiving your diploma. But the greatest comedy can come out of dire situations, and that's exactly what Will Speck and Josh Gordon aim to do.

Deadline reports that the directing pair, who previously helmed the Will Ferrell comedy Blades of Glory and last year's The Switch, have signed on to make The Pool, based on a script by Dan Lagana. Described as being "in the vein of Risky Business and The Flamingo Kid", the story centers on a recent college graduate who is forced to take a job teaching swimming lessons at the local prestigious country club.

There are two big problems with this idea. If they decide to play up the social class issues, they are operating under the shadow of Caddyshack, which everyone will ultimately compare it to. If they don't, however, then they are just making another version of Adventureland, which isn't exactly what one would call a "classic." but it did receive high marks both from critics and audiences. It'll be interesting to see how they handle it.
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