Now that Danny McBride
and Jody Hill
ostensibly have the keys to The Kingdom by way of their new production company, Rough House Pictures
, the world of comedy better watch its stagnant ass. Hill is attached to direct, and McBride to star as a "beaten down, hardboiled private investigator," in a new action-comedy called L.A.P.I.
Their pal and fellow North Carolina School of the Arts alum, David Gordon Green
, who co-founded the company with them last year, will co-produce.
What's intriguing is that unlike their previous collaborations The Foot Fist Way
, HBO's Eastbound & Down
, and Observe & Report
, the idea and pitch for L.A.P.I.
originates outside the crew's creative circle, from screenwriter team Michael Diliberti
and Matthew Sullivan.
The duo have two other buzzing projects in development: a comedy entitled Comic Con (one of two scripts by these guys on the 2009 Black List)
and a remake of Brewster's Millions
. McBride and Hill are pretty damn selective about material, so I can't wait to hear more and see what appealed to them. Read the official press release and additional /Film thoughts after the jump. Or just go celebrate in your backyard by waving around a machete and leaving uncool magical trails...ROUGH HOUSE ENLISTS 'L.A. P.I.' Michael Diliberti & Matthew Sullivan To Write Original Action-ComedyPrincipals Jody Hill Attached To Direct & Danny McBride Attached To Star
Los Angeles (February 4, 2010)
" Rough House Pictures head of production Matt Reilly announced today that the company has acquired 'L.A.P.I.',
an action-comedy pitch from writers Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan (BREWSTER'S MILLIONS), through Rough House's deal with Mandate Pictures. Rough House principal Jody Hill (OBSERVE AND REPORT) is attached to direct and principal Danny McBride (UP IN THE AIR, Tropic Thunder) is attached to star. Principal David Gordon Green (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), Hill, McBride and Reilly will produce. Mandate President Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, apart fromMcBride starring as a beaten down, hard boiled P.I. in the action-comedy.L.A.P.I. is the first project to be developed under the new label formed by David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride. The co-venture seeks to produce high concept comedies with their brand of humor. Combining their creative filmmaking with Mandate Pictures' financing and producing expertise, the company seeks to establish itself as a hub for exciting and bold comedic voices.
Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, who had two scripts on