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Smith in ‘Marrying’ mood for Warners

Pic the latest in a string of Asian remakes

Mark Haskell Smith will pen the English-language remake of “Marrying the Mafia” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Studio acquired the rights last November. Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing the pic, and took the rights to Warmers.

Film is a romantic comedy about a lawyer who gets into hot water after waking up from a one-night stand with a woman he discovers is the daughter of a mob kingpin. When the couple tries to break their subsequent forced engagement, they find themselves falling in love.

Pic is the latest in a string of Asian remakes that Lee and Davison have set up, including DreamWorks’ “The Ring,” on which they were exec producers, Paramount/C/W Prods.’ “The Eye” and Universal’s remake of the Japanese pic “Chaos.”

Smith, repped by Endeavor and manager Kevin Jones, wrote the film adaptation of his novel “Moist.” He also penned “Peep Hall” for Bill Mechanic’s Pandemonium shingle, “The Unnatural” for the former Jersey Films, “Playing God” for Touchstone Pictures, and was a co-writer for “The Inheritance,” voted best screenplay at the Miami Brazilian film fest.