Bruckheimer pacts with journo

Ignatius to pen four treatments

Continuing his pattern of setting up unique arrangements with talent, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has established an exclusive first-look deal with Washington Post journalist David Ignatius.

Under terms of the pact, Ignatius will pen four treatments a year for an unspecified time period.

First up for Bruckheimer and Ignatius is “Tandem Couple” — a treatment that Bruckheimer has already snatched up from the writer.

Story centers on a married couple who work together though their marriage is slowly falling apart.

Bruckheimer’s prexy of production, Chad Oman, brought the project into the company, where he has been developing it with Ignatius for more than a year.

Ignatius is a weekly op-ed columnist for the Washington Post. His novel “A Firing Offense” sold to Cruise/Wagner Prods. at Paramount Pictures. He is also the author of “Agents of Innocence” and “The Bank of Fear.”

His newest novel, “Sinking,” is a contemporary “Gatsby” story set in Washington, D.C.

Bruckheimer recently established a first-look deal with Scott Free Prods., Ridley and Tony Scott’s pro-duction company.

Ignatius is repped by Bob Bookman at CAA and his book agent, Ralph Sagalyn, of Sagalyn Literary.

(Christopher Stern in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.)

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