Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad‘s McLovin) will reunite with producer Judd Apatow for Columbia’s Year One, a comedy set in biblical times.
Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones and Juno Temple are also in final negotiations for the film.
The movie stars Jack Black and Michael Cera and is being directed by Harold Ramis. Filming is set to begin in January in Louisiana and New Mexico.
Platt is in talks to play a platform-shoe-wearing high priest in the comedy, while Jones is on board to play a head palace guard named Sargon. Cross and Temple’s roles are not known.
The movie is based on a story by Ramis who, along with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, penned the screenplay.