Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has snapped up the U.S. rights to George Gallo's Middle Men.

Movie is based on the true story of a straitlaced businessman who lent a hand in launching one of the first porn websites.

Paramount wants to release this R-rated movie in 2010. It stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht. Andy Weiss wrote the screenplay.

Middle Men follows Jack Harris (Wilson), as he "helps two troubled but brilliant men build the first online billing company dealing exclusively with adult entertainment." Eventually he's caught between the Russian mob, a porn star, the FBI and his family all while becoming incredibly rich.

Evan Jacobs