New Line Builds The $40,000 Man

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New Line has bought The $40,000 Man, a comedy spoof written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and set it up with Benderspink.

The story centers on a legendary astronaut and true American hero who finds himself horribly injured in a car accident and rebuilt by the government to be a bionic man, on a budget of $40,000 — which makes him not that bionic.

It’s the first script sale for Daley, who’s racked up lengthy TV credits including “Kitchen Confidential” and “Freaks and Geeks.” Goldstein has worked for a decade in TV. His credits include “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

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