Columbia Pictures has acquired a comedy pitch by Mark Perez that Happy Madison Productions will develop at the studio.

The story centres on a man in a troubled marriage who discovers a new way to create the perfect wife.

Doug Belgrad, who is president of Columbia Pictures along with Matt Tolmach, will oversee for Columbia Pictures along with Sam Dickerman. Heather Parry will oversee the project on behalf of Happy Madison.

Perez previously wrote Accepted and is currently writing the comedy Early Retirement for Warner Bros and What About Barb as a starring vehicle for Elizabeth Banks at Universal.