In the works for some time, Todd Phillips’ true crime comedy Arms and the Dudes has scored a leading man in two-time Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill (Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street). Although Phillip was initially only planning to produce the project, The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Phillips will now helm from a script he co-wrote with Lucky Number Slevin scribe Jason Smilovic, adapting an original Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawsom. TheWrap, meanwhile, reports that Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Fantastic Four) is being sought to star opposite Hill.
Hill, who starred this year in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 22 Jump Street, next stars in director Rupert Goold’s True Story, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! and the R-rated animated film Sausage Party. Teller, meanwhile, also starred this year in the romantic comedies That Awkward Moment and Two Night Stand (the former opposite his upcoming The Fantastic Four co-star Michael B. Jordan) and the Veronica Roth adaptation Divergent.
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