DreamWorks Buys Galifianakis Comedy

Deadline: DreamWorks, which partnered with Paramount and Spyglass on the Friday opener Dinner For Schmucks, is back in business with one of the film's stars, Zach Galifianakis. DreamWorks has made a preemptive purchase of Reply All, a laffer pitch that will be written as a star vehicle for Galifianakis, who'll produce. Phil Johnston will write the comedy, and will be executive producer. Johnston most recently scripted Cedar Rapids, the just completed Miguel Arteta-directed comedy for For Searchlight. Reply All was pitched around town early this week and DreamWorks just took it off the table.

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