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DreamWorks going on ‘Blind Date’

Romantic comedy spec sells for low-, mid-six figures

Having checked for spinach in its teeth and gargled with minty mouthwash, DreamWorks is ready for “Curtis and Chloe’s Big Blind Date.”

Spec script, penned by tyro writing team of Will Baum and Jason Kassin, has sold for low-six against mid-six figures.

Romantic comedy centers on two twentysomethings with clashing personalities. The agony of their thoroughly unpleasant first evening out is interminably lengthened after they witness a murder and are forced into the witness protection program — disguised as husband-and-wife.

“We’d tell you whom we researched,” Baum joked, “but we’re not at liberty to say.”

Kassin added, “You wouldn’t think so, but the witness protection program is a funny place.”

Hunt Lowry and production prexy Casey LaScala of the until recently Disney-based Hunt Lowry Prods. are producing the project. Script was brought into the company by HLP production veepee Stacy Cohen; LaScala then brought it to DreamWorks’ Damian Stevenson. Cohen also will likely produce in some as yet determined capacity.

Until late last January, Stevenson had worked as a production exec for Fox-based Arnold Kopelson on such pics as “The Devil’s Advocate” and “A Perfect Murder.”

Baum was repped in the deal by Caren Bohrman, of the Caren Bohrman Agency, and by attorney Mark Temple; Kassin was repped by Emil Gladstone at Broder, Kurland, Webb, Uffner Agency and by attorney Eric Feig of Wolf, Rifkin & Shapiro.

(Paul Duke contributed to this report.)

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