Spec is ‘Real’ deal at Mouse

Co. nabs Gardener's romantic comedy

Disney has acquired Pierce Gardner’s spec “Dan in Real Life,” to be produced by Jon Shestack and Gardner’s managers Noah Rosen and Darlene Camano at D-No Entertainment.

Spec is a romantic comedy in a family setting. Buena Vista Motion Picture Group VP Brad Epstein will oversee development.

Gardener wrote New Line Cinema’s “Lost Souls.” He previously sold “All Fall Down” to New Line and “Kindred Spirit” to Bel-Air Entertainment.

As a producer, Gardner’s credits include “Getting Even With Dad” and “Fatal Instinct.”

Shestack’s credits include “Air Force One” and “The Last Seduction.”

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