Studio wins bidding war for romantic comedy pitch

DreamWorks has made a connection with Andrea McCloud’s pitch “I Saw You.”

Company ponied up mid-six figures for the romantic comedy pitch, which sparked a heated bidding war involving Screen Gems and New Line, among others.

George Tillman (“Notorious”) is attached to direct the project, which involves four intersecting love stories;and his State Street shingle is onboard to produce.

Story is based on Julia Wertz’s anthology of comics “I Saw You … ,” which culls vignettes from missed connection ads in the newspaper and on Craigslist. Book was published in February by Three Rivers Press.

State Street partners Tillman, Bob Teitel and Matthew Pritzker originally optioned the book. Tillman and Teitel will produce. Pritzker and Wertz will exec produce. Rene Rigal will co-produce.

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