Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec Swingles by Duncan Birmingham, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kevin Misher will produce the romantic comedy through his Paramount-based Misher Films.

The story centers on a bachelor who is dumped by his wingman and teams with a sharp-tongued woman he can't stand in order to meet singles.

The project marks the first spec sale for Birmingham, who said he concocted the idea for Swingles after "too many nights spent in karaoke bars." He added: "I wanted to write a hip romantic comedy about swingers who are anything but romantic. I wanted to write a film I would go see, and I hate romantic comedies."

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