Writers Peter Steinfeld and DeShawn Schneider have doubled down at Warner Bros. Entertainment, selling high-concept comedy pitch “The Big Shot” to Warner’s motion picture division and selling a pilot tentatively called “The Get” in a separate deal with Warner Bros. Television.
“The Big Shot” is the story of a guy who figures out how to reverse the aging process with a shot.
Steinfeld and his wife/business partner Schneider, both repped by CAA, have been in business together since 1999 developing projects for both feature films and TV.
Steinfeld’s features credits include “Analyze That”; MGM’s “Get Shorty” sequel, “Be Cool”; and Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,” adapted from the book by Ben Mezrich. Kevin Spacey, who’s producing “House” through his shingle, Trigger Street Prods., plans to topline the pic.
Schneider, a TV production vet, has worked for numerous companies including Paramount Pictures Television, Spelling Entertainment and Jersey Television.
“The Big Shot” will be developed at Warner Bros. under production execs Polly Cohen and Kristin Lowe.
Schneider and Steinfeld will both serve as exec producers on the hourlong pilot at Warner Television, with producing partners Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Haswell of the Tannenbaum Co., based out of Warners.