'Leap Year' on calendar at Spyglass


Spyglass Entertainment has preemptively picked up "Leap Year," a pitch from writer-directors Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan.

Spyglass' Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman are producing. Benderspink's Chris Bender and JC Spink also are on board to produce.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the project is described as an international-based romantic comedy.

Benderspink's Jake Weiner is executive producing. Erin Stam will oversee for Spyglass.

Spyglass jumped at the project, taking it off the table with a seven-figure deal. The company is hoping that "Year" will dovetail nicely with its previous romantic comedy hit, "27 Dresses," which grossed more than $76 million at the boxoffice.

Elfont and Kaplan, who are not attached to direct "Year," worked on the upcoming Patrick Dempsey starrer "Made of Honor" at Sony, as well as the company's "Sisters of Mercy." The duo is repped by CAA and Benderspink.