Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ Inspires Paramount Film ‘The Villas’ With Hernandez & Samit

Hernandez & Samit

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount has set Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit to write The Villas. The project, produced by Atlas Entertainment, is loosely inspired by Neil Simon’s play and 1971 film¬†Plaza Suite. Similarly, the film revolves around several relationship stories all taking place in a hotel, but this time, the location is a group of neighboring high-roller villas in Las Vegas, similar to The Mansion at the MGM Grand. The project will be produced by Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, William Green and Aaron Ginsburg.¬†Andrew Sasson is exec producer.

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Hernandez and Samit recently wrote and produced on the first season of Netflix’s One Day At A Time, and are currently writing on the ABC/Sony TV pilot Come Together.

The scribes, who started writing together as undergrads at Brown University, are repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman.

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