Permut, Constantin go ‘Blind’

Laffer concerns man who regains sight

CANNES — Producer David Permut (“Face/Off”) has partnered with Constantin Films to produce Tim Garrick and Scott Russell’s feature spec “Blind Sided.” Scribes got mid-six against high-six figures in the deal.

Broad comedy concerns a blind man who regains his sight after many years and finds the world has changed.

Constantin Development’s U.S.-based prexy, Mitch Horwits, brought the project into the company. Permut will produce with Constantin Films topper Bernd Eichinger. Permut Presentations VP of production Steve Longi will serve as co-producer.

Permut recently produced “Double Take,” with Eddie Griffin and Orlando Jones, for Touchstone Pictures.

Garrick and Russell, repped by ICM and managed by AMG, previously penned MTV telefilm “Jailbait” and the thriller “Stranger Than Fiction.”

(Liza Foreman contributed to this report.)

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