MGM, coming off its best B.O. opening weekend ever, has slapped down a low- against mid-six-figure amount for the spec script “A Guy Thing,” penned by Greg Glienna and Pete Schwaba.
Described as “There’s Something About Mary” meets “After Hours,” story revolves around a young, honest man, about to be married, who gets drunk the night before his wedding and winds up in bed with a woman he hardly knows. Story unfolds with the man trying to cover up his alleged transgression, his fiancee calling off the engagement, and the man reuniting with the woman he met the night he was drunk.
MGM story editor Stephanie Palmer and senior veep Elizabeth Carroll brought the project to the Lion. Pic will be produced by David Ladd, who is developing “Hart’s War,” “Godspeed, Lawrence Mann” and “I Want Kandy” under his deal with MGM.
“It’s an ‘it could happen to you’ scenario,” Ladd said. “It’s black humor, but at the same time the protagonist is a wonderful guy, so the audience roots for him all the way.”
Glienna was the original writer of “Meet the Parents,” currently in production at Universal Pictures.
Glienna and Schwaba are repped by their agents at Endeavor; manager David Faigenblum of Michael I. Levy Enterprises; and lawyer Bob Wallerstein at Armstrong, Hirsch, Jackoway, Tyerman and Wertheimer.