Warner Bros. is developing “Worst Tinder Date Ever” as a romantic comedy from Keith Merryman and David A. Newman, writers of “Think Like a Man” and “Friends with Benefits.”
Producers are Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan through their Warners-based production company Di Novi Pictures.
The Los Angeles-based story focuses on people who go on a Tinder date that generates several disasters, while the daters fall in love with each other.
Tinder is a location-based dating and social discovery service app that facilitates communication between mutually interested users. The app was launched in 2012, and by 2014 it was registering about one billion “swipes” per day, in which the user uses a swiping motion to choose the photos of other users.
Niija Kuykendall and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio. Merryman and Newman wrote the script for Lionsgate’s English-language remake of family comedy “Instructions Not Included,” the top-grossing Spanish-language film released in the U.S.
Di Novi’s credits include the romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which grossed over $140 million worldwide, “Practical Magic,” “A Walk to Remember,” “Message in a Bottle” and the two “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films.
Merryman and Newman are repped by APA, Writ Large and SMGSB.