David Hodgin

Screenwriter David Hodgin died March 4 of congenital heart failure while watching a movie in a suburban Chicago theater. He was 39.

Hodgin and Wayne Beach’s script “Executive Privilege” is in development at Warner Bros., where Arnold Kopelson and New Regency Prods, are partnered in producing the film. The script sold last year after a brief bidding war.

The two also wrote “Versus,” a comedy in development at Hollywood Pictures. An earlier work, “Ex,” was previously in development at Cinergi.

Hodgin, based in Chi, had lived with a heart condition since birth, but it had remained stabilized for most of his life.

He is survived by his parents, brother and sister.

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