DreamWorks has preemptively purchased Will, a pitch from late-night television comedy writer and stand-up comedian Demetri Martin.
The Hollwyood Reporter says Will centers on an ordinary guy who lives in a world where people's lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted.
Martin last week gave DreamWorks executives a brief two- to three-minute pitch for Will. He is expected to appear in the movie but is not playing the title role.