Helmer has a hot ‘Date’

Luketic to head Levin's comedy spec

Director Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde”) is in talks to helm “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton” for DreamWorks.

Studio acquired comedy spec from scribe Vic Levin in a preemptive bid in March in a deal valued at $800,000 against $1.5 million with “Gladiator” producer Doug Wick producing with partner Lucy Fisher via their Red Wagon Prods.

Pic will mark second teaming between DreamWorks and Luketic, who is also onboard to direct a series of 27 novels by Donald Hamilton about debonair spy Matt Helm for the studio (Daily Variety, Jan. 28).

“Hamilton” details the outcome of a young and pretty grocery clerk winning 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 meet-and-greet, but sparks fly and she finds 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.

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

Luketic, repped by CAA, pulled off the rare feat of scoring a big summer hit in his helming debut, with MGM’s “Legally Blonde.”

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