You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

DreamWorks pays sturdy ‘Doctor’ bill

Doran to produce romantic comedy

In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures.

United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle had been developing the pitch with the scribes over the past six weeks, will produce at DreamWorks. Senior production exec Glenn Williamson brought the project into DreamWorks, and Laurie MacDonald purchased it.

The project is a romantic comedy about a female cardiologist and a doorman at Trump Tower who each have nonexistent love lives due to the fact that she’s too successful for men, and he’s too unsuccessful for women. When they meet at a wedding, sparks fly. Neither wants to lose a chance at love: She tells him she’s a kindergarten teacher, he tells her he’s a stock broker.

Ellis and Falk are repped by Endeavor along with Bryan Wolf at Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca & Fischer.

More Film

  • Monsters and Men Sundance

    Sundance: Neon Buys Police Shooting Drama 'Monsters and Men'

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • Idris Elba'Molly's Game' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Idris Elba Says the World Is Ready for a Female James Bond

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • Incredibles 2

    'Incredibles 2': Pixar Reveals New Cast and Characters

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Tops

    'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Dominates Social Media Buzz Ahead of Opening

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • John Cho Debra Messing Aneesh Chaganty

    John Cho Lauds Asian-American Casting in New Film ‘Search’

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • Joan Jett Sundance

    Joan Jett: Rock Music 'Will Never Be Dead' (Watch)

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

  • Come Sunday

    Sundance Film Review: 'Come Sunday'

    In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures. United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content