Columbia Pictures has hired Peter Craig to adapt the French-Canadian phenomenon Fathers And Guns.

Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are developing and producing the project with the original film’s producer Denise Robert and writer-director Emile Gaudreault.

The action comedy centres on a duelling father and son who are partners on the police force and get assigned to infiltrate an outdoor adventure group and therapy session for fathers and sons.

The film opened as De Pere En Flic in Quebec in summer 2009 and went on to become the highest grossing French-language film ever release in Quebec and Canada, outgrossing Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince by roughly 50%.

Craig’s screenwriting debut was on Ben Affleck’s heist drama The Town. He is currently writing Bad Boys 3