NBC has bought a project based on one of the most popular figures in romantic fiction, Deadline.com reports. The project is based on Cyrano de Bergerac.
"Cyrano" received a script commitment with penalty. Given a contemporary spin, "Cyrano" is set amidst governmental and campaign politics, with its hero an unattractive but brilliant campaign strategist who falls for the same woman as his boss, a more attractive yet inarticulate man, the story says.
The romantic comedy is from writer Michael Oates Palmer of "Rubicon" and "The West Wing," who is writing the project as part of an overall deal with Universal TV. He will executive produce with Prospect Park’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry, the story says.