DreamWorks may not have a title for its upcoming office comedy, but they now have a writer. The studio tapped Timothy Dowling (Role Models) to draft up a fresh script for the project, doing a full rewrite on a submission originally turned in by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore of The Hangover fame. The original premise of the comedy carries a bit of The Hangover-meets-The Office as it centered on a company Christmas party going awry. There is no word yet as to whether or not the new interpretation will take place during the holidays. Also, though there is no official cast in place, several top comedic actors have apparently expressed interest in the project, which will be helmed by Blades of Glory directors, Will Speck and Josh Gordon. Hit the jump for more on Dowling.
Variety reported on Dowling’s appointment to the DreamWorks comedy. You’d think he’d be a good choice considering the quality effort turned in by Role Models, but you would then have to take into account that he wrote the screenplay for the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston picture, Just Go With It. However, Dowling had also been named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to watch in 2010. The deciding vote may yet to be cast in Dowling’s current work, This Means War, starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as two CIA operatives at odds over the same woman, played by Reese Witherspoon. That picture, directed by McG, is scheduled to hit theaters on February 17th of this year.