D’Works spots spy laffer

Mouse House scribe will also serve as exec producer

DreamWorks Pictures has paid mid-six against low-seven figures for an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mark Perez. Subject matter of the high-concept spy action comedy is being kept under wraps.

Former CAA agent-turned-producer Rob Paris came up with an original idea for the project and took it to Perez, who reworked the pitch. Perez delivered the pitch to DreamWorks Pictures head of production Michael De Luca and exec Mark Sourian. Along with his MediaChase managers Brian Lutz and Todd Lieberman, Perez will serve as exec producer on the pic, with De Luca and Sourian overseeing project’s development for the studio. Project marks the second for Perez at DreamWorks after the studio bought high-concept laffer “Life Saver.” A prolific Mouse House scribe who started at the studio’s writer-in-residence program, Perez penned “Frank McKlusky, C.I.,” and studio’s upcoming “The Country Bears,” starring Haley Joel Osment, Charles S. Dutton and Christopher Walken, which bows July 26. Perez, who is also repped by CAA, is developing “Housekeepers” at Disney, about a man who hires the housekeeper and her kids to pose as his family in an effort to keep his job at his family-oriented company.