Shady Acres buys romantic laffer pitch

Bostick, Stromberg reeled project into company

Michael Showalter and David Wain have sold their romantic comedy pitch “They Came Together” (aka “When Harry Met Woody Allen’s Best Friend’s Wedding Planner in Seattle”) to Universal Pictures-based Shady Acres Entertainment for low to mid six figures.

Shady Acres, director Tom Shadyac’s shingle, will produce the sendup of romantic comedies. Project, bought by U for Shady Acres, was brought into the production company by Shady execs Michael Bostick and Winston Stromberg. U’s Holly Bario will oversee for the studio.

The CAA-repped Wain recently signed on to direct “Cap’n Ricky also Featuring Karl,” from a script by Mark Perez, for Kinowelt USA. Sid Ganis, Matt Rhodes and Todd Lieberman are on board to produce.

Wain helmed and produced this year’s Sundance pic “Wet Hot American Summer,” which he co-wrote with Showalter, who starred along with Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd.

Both scribes are repped by Principato-Young, with Showalter repped separately by Innovative Artists.

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