Mandate Pictures Picks Up Hero

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Mandate Pictures has bought a comedy pitch from screenwriter D.V. DeVincentis based on Bob Powers’ book “You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero,” reports Variety. The project has been set up with the Mark Gordon Co.

The untitled comedy will follow a nice guy thrust into a series of unusual circumstances after a blind date goes awry. Powers’ book was published last year by St. Martin’s Griffin.

“I wanted to drop the most indecisive man on the planet and his idiot friends into a fast-moving action movie and see what happens,” DeVincentis said.

DeVincentis’ credits include High Fidelity and Grosse Point Blank.