Danny McBride, Jody Hill Re-Teaming For "L.A.P.I."

2/08/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Actor/comedian Danny McBride ("Tropic Thunder," "Land of the Lost") and director Jody Hill are re-teaming for the comedy "L.A.P.I." for Rough House Pictures, says Screen Daily.

According to Screen Daily: David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride’s Rough House Pictures has acquired its first project.

Head of production Matt Reilly announced the company has picked up the action-comedy pitch "L.A.P.I." from writers Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, through Rough House’s deal with Mandate Pictures.

McBride is expected to play an over-the-hill, hardboiled private investigator, though other plot details are unknown. Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan penned the script. Hill is attached to direct and McBride will star.  The pair will produce alongside Green and Reilly. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producer.

McBride and Hill previously teamed on "The Foot Fist Way," "Observe and Report" and the TV series "Eastbound & Down." Diliberti and Sullivan are currently co-writing "Brewster’s Millions" for Warner Bros.

Danny McBride is a terrific actor and this project sounds like it will be perfect for the Rough House clan. "The Foot Fist Way," is one of my favorite films, and the tone of this new film looks to be right up Hill and McBride’s alley.

McBride has proved to be a versatile actor over the years, believe it or not. He has appeared in the hilarious films “Pineapple Express” and “Tropic Thunder,” but he also has had some dramatic roles. His film debut was in pal David Gordon Green’s “All the Real Girls,” and he also had a supporting role in the recent Best Picture nominee “Up in the Air”.

McBride was phenomenal on “Eastbound and Down” last year, and I thought the Hill-directed “Observe and Report” was a very underrated film. McBride is currently filming “Your Highness” with James Franco, which will be released later this year.

Look for “L.A.P.I.” to shoot later this year.

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