The Weinstein Company hasacquired the rights to develop an untitled comedic pitch with comedian DaneCook.
Cook will star in theproject and produce through his production company SUperFInger Entertainment.New Wave Entertainment’s Barry Katz will also produce and his colleagueBrian Volk-Weiss serves as executive producer.
“I am thrilled to be collaborating with Dane Cook whois one of the most talented comedians out there today,” Harvey Weinstein said. “His progression and success over the past few yearsis outstanding and underscores his natural ability to capture an audience.”
'For several years nowmy goal has been to show people ideas I’ve had outside of the world of stand-up comedy,” Cook said. “Harvey and The Weinstein Company responded to thisconcept immediately and I look forward to bringing the film to the masses thatis filled with big laughs and a lot of heart.'
The Weinstein Companyco-president of production Michael Cole will oversee development with vicepresident of production Carla Gardini and director of production anddevelopment Eric Robinson.
Cole and executive vicepresident of business and legal affairs Barry Littman negotiated the deal withDeborah Klein of Barnes, Morris, Klein, Mark, Yorn, Barnes & Levine and CAAon behalf of Cook. Cook is represented by New Wave’s Katz and Volk-Weiss.