Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody has sealed another script deal with movie mogul, Steven Spielberg. Cody is the blogger, former ad agency typist, ex-stripper, and ex-phone sex worker who wrote the screenplay for the movie, “Juno.”
It was Cody’s first script. “Juno” won the gold statuette for best original screenplay at the 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony back in March. Since then Cody has been racking up the deals in Hollywood.
Today Variety described the new deal as an untitled comedy script for DreamWorks that is based on an original idea by the man himself, Spielberg. This will be the second time Cody and Spielberg will hook-up on a writing project. Cody wrote the pilot and is executive producing a Showtime series, “The United States of Tara,” which is also based on a Spielberg idea.
By the way, Cody’s real name is Brook Busey. Not a bad name, but it doesn’t grab you like Diablo Cody. Fine with me. If actors can change their names, so can screenwriters.