To be directed by Shawn Levy, the new movie project is dubbed an 'island-set comedy' which script is expected to be written by Nicholas Stoller.
After starring together in "The Watch (2012)", Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill will likely reunite for a new comedy project. The two A-list comedians are negotiating to team up for a film called "Aloha (2017)", which is expected to be helmed by "Real Steel" director Shawn Levy.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, "Aloha" is "an island-set comedy" which is developed at 20th Century Fox. Multiple insiders tell the site that Stiller, Hill and Levy will also serve as producers for the new project.
The project's plot is still kept under tight wraps. It is reported that "The Muppets" scribe Nicholas Stoller is in talks to write the script, which is based on Hill's idea that he fleshed out on the set of "The Watch". Insiders said that the availability of Hill, Stiller and Levy in this project will depend on scheduling and Stoller's script.
Last seen in "21 Jump Street", Oscar-nominated Hill has nabbed roles in a number of high-end films, including Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained", Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street", and Seth Rogen's "The End of the World". Stiller, meanwhile, will next be seen in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" remake.
Hill and Stiller's "The Watch" (previously known as "Neighborhood Watch") will open wide in the U.S. on July 27.