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Auburn has flair for ‘Mare’

'Proof' writer to tackle time-travelling romancer

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn has been hired to pen the English-language remake of Korean film “Il Mare” for Warner Bros.

Vertigo Entertainment’s Doug Davison and Roy Lee are producing the pic for the studio, which bought remake rights last year. Warner Bros. Pictures VP Greg Silverman and creative exec Alicia Cotter are overseeing pic’s development. Vertigo director of development Sonny Mallhi will serve as co-producer on the pic.

“Mare” is a love story centering around a man and a woman who fall in love out of time — they’re literally separated in time by two years — and correspond while trying to figure out a way to meet.

Auburn, who is repped by Writers & Artists Agency, won the Pulitzer and Tony for his play “Proof” in 2001. Play became Broadway’s longest-running non-musical in 20 years, with 915 performances.