Sher, Shamberg to produce 'Understanding'

Universal Pictures has made a preemptive acquisition of “The Understanding,” a romantic comedy pitch for a script to be written by Lorene Scafaria. U-based Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher will produce.

Studio was keeping the storyline under wraps. Deal comes as Scafaria adapts the book “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” for Focus Features. Scafaria most recently scripted “The Mighty Flynn” for Warner Independent and directed short film “This Was Our Year.”

Double Features veep Kira Goldberg brought in the pitch, which was acquired by U production prexy Donna Langley.

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