DreamWorks taking Levin on a ‘Date’

Comedy spec reunites studio with producer Wick

DreamWorks Pictures is offering you a chance to “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton.”

Studio has acquired the comedy spec from scribe Vic Levin in a preemptive deal valued at $800,000 against $1.5 million, reuniting DreamWorks with “Gladiator” producer Doug Wick — who’ll produce with partner Lucy Fisher via their Red Wagon Prods.

Story follows what happens when a pretty young grocery clerk wins a contest for a date with Hollywood’s hottest, wealthiest and most eligible bachelor. She leaves West Virginia for Hollywood on what should be a perfunctory PR meet and greet, but sparks fly and she find herself in the middle of a love triangle: When the A-lister arrives on her doorstep to pursue a romance, her longtime platonic best friend finds the courage to declare his amorous feelings, too.

“It really winds up as a contest between the richest, most famous movie star in the world and a guy who bags groceries,” said Levin, who most recently served as showrunner on NBC’s “Mad About You” for its sixth and seventh seasons.

DreamWorks production prexy Mike De Luca, studio production exec Marc Haimes and Red Wagon exec Matt Berenson will oversee the project.

Levin was repped by the Broder Kurland Webb Uffner Agency and by managers Brillstein Grey Entertainment.

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