Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe have made a pre-emptive purchase on an untitled comedy pitch from actor-writer Ben Schwartz with Seth Rogen attached to star.
Adam McKay is attached to direct and Schwartz will co-star in the story. Plot points remain under wraps.
Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce alongside Gary Sanchez’s Will Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick.
Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake are executive producers with Erin Westerman overseeing for the company.
“Evan and Seth have been doing amazing things and we’re so excited to work with them,” said McKay. “Ben, not so much. Most of my problems with him are personal ones, but I have to give it up… he did come up with a great idea.”
“Every two thousand years the planets of our galaxy align in a perfect line that funnels the cosmic energies of the universe to flow into one perfect comedic collaboration,” said Rogen. “The time is now. This is that project. Nothing will ever be the same.”
Godberg added: “McKay and Schwartz are reeeeeeal smart, well-endowed guys and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them.”