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Any guy who can come up with Van Wilder is alright with me. Coming off of his latest comedy, Wild Hogs, Walt Becker is already in line with Dimension for another comedy, Runt.
Dimension to Picks Up Becker's Runt
Dimension Films is pleased to announce that they have acquired the rights to develop and produce Runt, a high concept comedic pitch by Walt Becker (Wild Hogs and Van Wilder) and David Gallagher. The screenplay will be co-written by Becker and Gallagher. Becker will also direct and executive produce the feature, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing through their production company Mandeville Films.
Runt is a high concept comedy about twin brothers who are complete opposites.
Bob Weinstein stated, “I am very excited about being in business with Walt and think he is incredibly talented and has a long and successful career ahead of him. His vision for ‘Runt’ is absolutely hilarious.”
“I’m very excited to be working with Bob Weinstein and everyone at Dimension,” said Becker. “I’ve long respected their passion for film and their support of filmmakers.”
Richard Saperstein, president of production, and Matthew Stein, senior vice president of production, will oversee the project on behalf of Dimension Films.
Andrew Kramer, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, negotiated on behalf of Dimension Films. Becker is represented by ICM, Nine Yards and Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern. David Gallagher is represented by Diverse Talent Group and Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern.