HOLLYWOOD — Artisan Pictures has acquired Stephen Falk’s romantic comedy spec script “The Prom” for low- against midsix figures.
Veteran producer Neal Moritz is aboard, with his Original Film exec VP Brad Luff and Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver exec producing.
“Prom” concerns a teen boy in love with his best friend, the archetypal the girl next door, who is staring down the barrel of the senior prom. The dilemma: She’s already got a date, and worse, is determined to make her big night all the more meaningful by deflowering that date.
Pic reps the feature film writing debut of Falk, who recently won the best screenplay award for his pic “You Down with OCD?” at the South by Southwest Film Fest.
” ‘The Prom’ is a movie with a big idea, great characters and fresh humor,” said Artisan Pictures CEO Bob Cooper.
Moritz called the deal “a homecoming,” crediting Cooper with giving him his start at HBO and TriStar.
Artisan Pictures senior VP of acquisitions and production Rachel Cohen will oversee the daily development of the project for Artisan. Falk is represented by Broder, Kurland, Webb, Uffner and is managed by Energy Entertainment.