Would you see a mob comedy starring Steve Carell and Jake Johnson (New Girl) attached to star? Warner Bros. is hoping you will. Deadline reports that the studio has picked up an untitled comedy pitch that will be penned by Rodney Rothman. Max Winkler (Ceremony) is directing the concept based on an idea from him and Johnson. Carell is producing along with Rothman, Johnson and Winkler.
Rothman has recently sold another comedy pitch to Paramount with Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart. He also teamed with Judd Apatow to produce The Five Year Engagement for Universal. Rothman also has the comedy/horror film, The Something, also with Rogen at Universal.
I am looking forward to Carell's next live-action film, Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World. He also will be seen in Hope Springs and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone for New Line. Johnson is hilarious on New Girl, which was just renewed for season two. He will next be seen opposite Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza in Safety Not Guaranteed.
With Carell and Johnson together this could be a hilarious movie. What is your favorite Carell role to date?