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Goldwyn to renovate Warners’ ‘Handyman’

Helmer in last talks for romantic drama

Actor-helmer Tony Goldwyn is in final negotiations to helm the romantic drama “Handyman” for Warner Bros.

Light-hearted drama is adapted by scribe Howard Gould from a novel by Carolyn See.

Plot follows a handyman who is terrible at mending the things he’s hired to fix but develops a talent for righting the broken lives of his customers.

Warners hired Gould to script “Handyman” because they were impressed with his legiter “Diva,” which insiders said already has attracted the interest of helmer Mike Nichols as a possible directing project.

Goldwyn most recently directed the ’60s drama “A Walk on the Moon” for Village Roadshow and Miramax.

So far, none of See’s six books have made it to the big screen, though her nonfiction memoir, “Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America,” has had Winona Ryder attached (Daily Variety, May 21, 1998.)

CAA reps both Goldwyn and Gould. Andrew Lazar, whose Mad Chance shingle hangs at WB in a first-look deal, is producing.