Mandate Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch based on an idea by Aziz Ansari and 30 Rock writer Matt Hubbard, to be produced by Rough House Pictures.
Harris Wittels will write the feature-length comedy, in which Ansari will star opposite Danny McBride. This is the second Rough House comedy project set up at Mandate since Rough House launched last December.
Rough House principals McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly will produce and Ansari and Mandate president Nathan Kahane will serve as executive producers.
Lawrence Grey will oversee the project for Mandate. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps.
Ansari and McBride are also working together on 30 Minutes Or Less, the Ruben Fleisher comedy that is currently in pre-production and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Stand-up comedian and actor Ansari is about to embark on a major multi-city tour this summer and stars opposite Amy Poehler in the television series Parks And Recreation.