Rob Corddry has landed his first starring role with Project A, a New Line action comedy being produced by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld via their Red Hour, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Corddry will star as the “A” in the venture, playing a man trained by the U.S. government as a Cold War experiment to become the world’s biggest jerk.
The script is written by Etan Cohen, one of the writers of Stiller’s upcoming Tropic Thunder.
“Ben and Stuart gave it to me to read years ago, and it’s always been the first thing I ask my agents and managers about,” Corddry told the trade. “They’ve always said, ‘Go open a movie first!’ ”
Corddry is onscreen in New Line’s Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay and What Happens in Vegas, stealing scenes as he’s always done since his getting his start as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.”