Making That Paper: Ben Schwartz Sells Pitch for ‘No Hearts Club’ to Universal

By  · Published on April 25th, 2012

According to Deadline Pawnee, there’s good news coming down the pipe for everyone’s favorite big-haired club promoter. The outlet reports that Ben Schwartz (better known to everyone who enjoys hilarious things as Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation) has just sold a pitch for his romantic comedy, No Hearts Club, to Universal. Schwartz will write the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by Brian Grazer for Imagine Entertainment and executive produced by Kim Roth. No much else is known about the film as of now, but THR reports that it’s “a rom-com from the male perspective.”

Despite his consistently quotable performance as lovable douchebag Jean-Ralphio on Parks, there is much more to Schwartz than just that epic role – he also co-stars on Showtime’s House of Lies, just finished up the feature Coffee Town, wrote the sure-to-be-hilarious Black List script for the remake of Soapdish (called El Fuego Caliente), and he’s written three comedic books. Oh, and he’s been nominated for two Emmys for his work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Oh, and won one of those Emmys. The kid is a-flush with…talent.

Looks like Schwartz won’t need to rely on getting run over by a Lexus for his next payday. Bounce bounce bounce indeed.