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Hoffman in WB’S ‘Car’

Pic will pt thesp against Shepherd as rival dealers

Warner Bros. has attached Dustin Hoffman and Dax Shepherd to star in comic vehicle “Car Wars.”

Pic is about a snobby Mercedes dealer who sees his kingdom crumble when a rival dealer opens Hollywood Classic Cars, a showroom across the street that begins attracting all the business.

The newcomer tries to befriend the Mercedes dealer, blind to the fact that he’s driving him crazy.

Screenwriters who’ve been under the hood are Neal Cohen, Robert Reece, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. David Assael and Josh Brand came up with the story and Mark Gordon, Josh Brand and John Falsey are producing.

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