Sztykiel To Play “Game”, Win “Fight”

Oscar winner Ari Sandel (“West Bank Story”) is in talks to direct the dating comedy “The Game” at Lionsgate, Spyglass and Depth of Field reports Variety.

The story follows an average and unlucky in love loser who tries becoming the world’s best pickup artist with the help of professional seduction experts.

Adam Sztykiel (“Due Date”) is rewriting Dan Weiss’ script which is based on Neil Strauss’ dating-themed book. The project was originally setup in Sony in 2006.

Meanwhle Sztykiel has also sold his family-centered comedy pitch “The Fight Before Christmas” to 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps. Shawn Levy will produce.