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Nicholas Stoller Eyes Directing "Luhrmann Mixed With Tarantino" Buddy Cop Comedy Starring Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 21, 2014 at 3:17PM

A couple of years ago, it was announced that Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart were teaming up for a buddy comedy at Paramount. There was nothing particularly Earth shattering about the announcement, and it seems like a logical pairing of two big comedy stars and not much was heard of it since. But "Neighbors" director Nicholas Stoller has just put this one back on our radar in a big way, with a logline that truly sounds fantastically bonkers.
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Nicholas Stoller

A couple of years ago, it was announced that Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart were teaming up for a buddy comedy at Paramount. There was nothing particularly Earth shattering about the announcement, and it seems like a logical pairing of two big comedy stars and not much was heard of it since. But "Neighbors" director Nicholas Stoller has just put this one back on our radar in a big way, with a logline that truly sounds fantastically bonkers.

Chatting with Slashfilm, Stoller made it clear what movie he wants to direct next, and it sounds kinda amazing. "The next thing I want to direct is this thing for Seth [Rogen] and Kevin Hart. It’s basically about the first white cop/black cop pairing in history," he explained, "that takes place in the late ’40s and they have to bust jazz musicians for weed. It’s kind of a Baz Luhrmann world mixed with Tarantino shit. It’s a lot of things."

And yeah, that sounds pretty damn inspired. Rodney Rothman ("22 Jump Street," "Grudge Match," "Undeclared") pitched the idea way back when but there's no word on if the script was given another pass by someone else or if he wrote it. Either way, this we would like to see this thing, so here's hoping that Stoller getting the word out helps the project gain some momentum.

This article is related to: Nicholas Stoller, Seth Rogen, Kevin Hart


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