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Universal loves Trouble

Hamburg to helm new laffer for Working Title, U

Corrections were made to this article on Apr. 10, 2006.

Universal Pictures and Working Title have acquired John Hamburg’s spec script “The Troubleshooter,” with Hamburg to direct the comedy.

Working Title heads Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce with Hamburg.

Several studios circled the script, but Hamburg made the deal at Universal, where he wrote and directed the comedy “Along Came Polly” and has worked as a co-writer on films including “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.”

“It’s a comic thriller about a guy who is trying to figure out his life while running for his life,” said Hamburg, who wrote the story with Mark Shanahan.

Pic will be fast-tracked, with casting to begin shortly for a shoot later this year.

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