Buddy action comedy spec fetches up to mid-six figures

Intermedia Films is betting low-six against mid-six figures for the spec script “Crackerjack,” penned by scribes Ari Steinbeck and Jeff Gutheim.

Lauren Lloyd and Bobby Newmeyer will produce for Intermedia. Newmeyer’s production shingle Outlaw Prods. has an overall production deal at Intermedia, while Lloyd’s Rogue Pictures first developed the script.

The buddy action comedy revolves around a suave British card shark working the tables in Las Vegas who meets up with an African American security pro whose specialty is nailing big-time cheaters. This unlikely pair team up to pull off one of the biggest scams Vegas has ever seen.

Intermedia prexy of production Basil Iwanyk and production exec Alex Litvak will oversee project at the company.

Steinbeck and Gutheim are repped by the Broder, Kurland, Webb, Uffner Agency.

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