Col working with Gardner pitch


Columbia Pictures has acquired scribe Pierce Gardner's untitled Working Girl pitch for Neal Moritz to produce.

The comedy centers on a divorced mother who is lost at her new job until she realizes that her experience dealing with spoiled toddlers gives her exactly the tools she needs to deal with spoiled executives.

Sony's Andrea Gianetti will shepherd the project for the studio.

Ori Marmur will oversee for Moritz's Sony-based Original Film shingle.

Gardner has become an in-demand writer, having been hired recently to adapt Ben Ryder Howe's book "My Korean Deli" for New Line Cinema. He also co-wrote the Steve Carell-Dane Cook starrer "Dan in Real Life" with director Peter Hedges, which will be released in September by Touchstone Pictures.

Gardner is repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion.