Ben Stiller To Help “Spread” Scam Story

Ben Stiller is set to direct the dramedy “Help Me Spread Goodness” for Participant Media reports Variety.

Mark Friedman’s Black List-nominated script follows a Chicago banker who gets swindled in a Nigerian Internet scam.

Stiller will produce with Red Hour partner Stuart Kornfeld and Jeremy Kramer. Stiller’s involvement depends upon the progress of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” which he’s slated to direct.