DreamWorks has found its way with “Will,” acquiring the pitch from comic/scribe Demetri Martin.
Comedic story centers on an ordinary guy who has settled into a typical life with a job and family. After waking up one day and resolving to no longer live an average life, he sets out on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.
Martin will take a key supporting role.
Scot Armstrong, who penned “Old School” and “Road Trip” for DreamWorks, is closing a deal to be executive producer on the project. Martin pitched the idea to both Steven Spielberg and studio head Adam Goodman; latter took it off the market right away.
Martin also has been a writer on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.”
Deal marks Martin’s first major feature film writing deal. He is booked for the upcoming Montreal Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In late summer, Comedy Central Records will release his first standup disc, “These Are Jokes.”