In one of the highest-price purchases of a pitch in recent months, DreamWorks has outbid other suitors for “The Doctor and the Doorman,” from Mike Ellis and Pam Falk (‘The Wedding Planner”), who will pen the script. It paid high-six against low-seven figures.
United Artists-based producer Lindsay Doran, who through her Three Strange Angels shingle had been developing the pitch with the scribes over the past six weeks, will produce at DreamWorks. Senior production exec Glenn Williamson brought the project into DreamWorks, and Laurie MacDonald purchased it.
The project is a romantic comedy about a female cardiologist and a doorman at Trump Tower who each have nonexistent love lives due to the fact that she’s too successful for men, and he’s too unsuccessful for women. When they meet at a wedding, sparks fly. Neither wants to lose a chance at love: She tells him she’s a kindergarten teacher, he tells her he’s a stock broker.
Ellis and Falk are repped by Endeavor along with Bryan Wolf at Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca & Fischer.