The project is based on Simon Rich’s New Yorker humorous short story from May 2020, which was published in a Q&a format and included, “Q: When my child gets upset about monsters, my husband makes jokes to try to cheer her up. Is he making the problem worse? A: Your husband is probably a monster.”
Reynolds will portray dealing with the everyday challenges of family and raising kids made difficult by an ongoing Great Monster Uprising.
Lord Miller, which has a first-look deal at Universal, is developing “Everyday Parenting Tips.” Rich, who wrote Seth Rogen’s “An American Pickle,” is writing the script and will produce as well.
Reynolds will produce with partner George Dewey through their Maximum Effort Productions alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller who will produce through their Lord Miller production banner.