Movie News: Stephen Merchant Gets A "Hall Pass"

3/23/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie News

Stephen Merchant Gets A "Hall Pass"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Stephen Merchant and J.B. Smoove have joined the cast of the Farrelly brothers comedy "Hall Pass" at New Line.

According to Reuters:  The New Line project, headlined by Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Jenna Fischer, revolves around two couples with both wives giving their husbands permission to engage in extramarital encounters. When the wives begin exercising the same privilege for themselves, things get complicated.

Merchant and Smoove will play friends of Rick (Wilson) and Fred (Sudeikis) who accompany them as they cut loose and attempt to cash their tickets.

Bobby and Peter Farrelly are directing the script they co-wrote with Pete Jones and Kevin Barnett.

Merchant is currently in theaters with the Fox family comedy "Tooth Fairy." Smoove, who played Larry David's houseguest in the last two seasons of "Curb," recently wrapped a role in the feature comedy "Date Night," which Fox releases in April.

Merchant is a coming genius due to his involvement in “The Office” and Smoove showed on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” the past two years that he is absolutely hilarious. The Farrelly Brothers new film might be one of their best films yet. The cast was already great, and by adding two comic veterans like Merchant and Smoove can do no wrong.

The movie is shooting now Atlanta.

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