'Schooled' gets a home at D'Works


DreamWorks has pre-emptively bought the original comedy pitch "Home Schooled" from screenwriters Mike Arnold and Chris Poole.

Scot Armstrong, co-writer of several of Todd Phillips' DreamWorks comedies, will produce through his American Work label with development exec Ravi Nandan. Holly Bario will shepherd for the studio.

"Home Schooled" tells the story of a 30-year-old man who was home schooled and is now heading off to college.

Arnold and Poole, repped by CAA and Principato Young Management, are lawyers-turned-scribes who write via video-conferencing software Skype between Boulder, Colo., (Arnold) and Chattanooga, Tenn. (Poole).

Armstrong is repped by CAA.

Jay A. Fernandez reported from Los Angeles; Gregg Goldstein reported from New York. Borys Kit in Los Angeles contributed to this report.