DW buys ‘Wife vs. Ninja’ pitch

Michael Besman to produce action-laughs mix

DreamWorks is delving into the world of high-stakes infidelity for an upcoming action comedy.

Company has nabbed Michael Besman’s pitch “Wife vs. Ninja,” which centers on a Long Island housewife who discovers that the beautiful young intern who recently stole her scientist husband is actually a bloodthirsty ninja assassin intent on stealing his work.

Besman, who is best known for producing such critic faves as “About Schmidt” and “The Opposite of Sex,” will share story by credit with tyro scribes Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen, who are penning the high-concept script. Besman will also don his producer hat for “Wife vs. Ninja.”

“We fell in love with the mix of action and laughs in (the story),” said co-president of production Holly Bario.