Script based on original idea by Spielberg
Steven Spielberg has another idea to bounce off Diablo Cody.The Oscar-winning “Juno” scribe has been tapped to pen an untitled comedy script for DreamWorks that is based on an original idea by Spielberg. Studio is keeping story details under such tight wraps that even dealmakers involved with the project were in the dark. There are no producers yet attached. Project marks the second time the pair have collaborated. Cody wrote the pilot and is exec producing Showtime series “The United States of Tara,” also based on an original idea from Spielberg. Cody first came to the attention of Spielberg when Mandate Pictures was looking for a domestic distributor for “Juno,” well before Jason Reitman was attached as the film’s director. Spielberg even considered directing the teen pregnancy comedy at one point. Cody’s other credits include “Jennifer’s Body,” which is in production at Fox Atomic, as well as the pitch “Girly Style,” which is in development at Universal. Cody is working on “Tara,” which stars Toni Collette and John Corbett. She is repped by the Gersh Agency and manager Mason Novick.