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Permut will fly ‘Blind’

Schneider starrer originally penned by Garrick, Russell

Grant Calof and Greg Lee have signed on to rewrite Constantin Film’s comedy “Blind Sided” for producer David Permut.

Pic, being developed as a starring vehicle for Rob Schneider, was acquired by Constantin president Mitch Horwits and originally penned by Tim Garrick and Scott Russell.

Schneider will produce pic with John Schneider and Permut via their Permut Presentations and From Out of Nowhere. Permut VP of production Steve Longi is overseeing development and will co-produce.

The broad comedy concerns a man who regains his sight after being blind most of his life only to find out the world is a very different place from what he had imagined.

Permut is also developing “White Youth in Revolt,” recently set up at Artisan; “Brother Sam,” the story of Sam Kinison with Tom Shadyac attached to direct at Universal; “Kings for a Day” at DreamWorks; and “Prisonaz of War” at Columbia. In addition, Permut recently acquired the rights to “Yes I Can,” the bestselling book detailing the life story of Sammy Davis Jr.

Calof and Lee recently sold the spec “Class Clowns” to Sony for producer Cathy Konrad to produce. The writing duo are repped by Preferred Artists and manager Jonathan Hung at MBST Entertainment.