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WB, tube vet hot for ‘Spot’

Debut feature pic for helmer written by Titley, Gibbs

Warner Bros. Pictures has made a pay-or-play deal with veteran television director John Whitesell to make his feature directing debut with “See Spot Run” starring David Arquette.

Written by Craig Titley and Stuart Gibbs, pic is about Spot, a drug-scenting FBI dog who is put in the witness protection program following a successful stint in law enforcement. Sent to New Jersey, Spot is adopted by a family unaware of his background. As family and dog begin to bond, two bungling hit men show up to kill Spot.

Bob Simonds will produce the picture and Andrew Deane will serve as executive producer. Jeff Robinov and Basil Iwanyk are the Warners execs on the project.

Whitesell’s directing credits include “It’s Like, You Know….” “Providence,” “The John Laroquette Show,” “Law and Order,” “Coach” and “Roseanne.” He is currently helming the Carsey-Werner pilot “Don’t Get Me Started,” which stars Donal Logue and is exec produced by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (“3rd Rock From The Sun”).

Whitesell is repped by UTA and attorney Jason Sloane at Hansen Jacobson Teller & Hoberman.

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