Relativity Media has swooped on film rights to Bob Fisher's
speculative script Contractors and will finance, develop and produce
the project with Landscape Entertainment.
Fisher, who co-wrote the 2005 hit Wedding Crashers with Steve Faber,
co-wrote Contractors with David Hemingson.
The story centres on two contractors who land a big assignment in the
Hamptons, only for one of them to discover that his ex-girlfriend is
engaged to the wealthy homeowner.
'Contractors is like Wedding Crashers in that Bob has created a broad
comedy that will garner global appeal and capitalises on the
construction wave we have all been affected by in one way or another,'
Relativity principal Ryan Kavanaugh, who will serve as producer, said.
Relativity's head of creative Tucker Tooley and Landscape founder Bob
Cooper will also produce.
'Relativity Media's roster of recent and upcoming films is beyond
impressive, and we look forward to joining forces on this film,'
'They understand the nuances of the story and its commercial viability
on the domestic and international fronts.'
Endeavor and attorney Jeff Frankel negotiated the deals for Fisher,
Hemingson, and Cooper.
Relativity has been a major player in studio slate financing deals
over the past several years, and its single picture business has
created such films as the upcoming Western 3:10 To Yuma starring
Christian Bale and Russell Crowe and to be released through Lionsgate,
and Brian De Palma's upcoming The Untouchables: Capone Rising.
Cooper founded Beverly Hills-based Landscape in February 2003 and the
company's credits include John Tucker Must Die and the upcoming Mr
Woodcock, which stars Billy Bob Thornton and Seann William Scott and
will be released through New Line on Sept 14