Universal Acquires The Adventurer’s Handbook

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Universal Pictures has acquired The Adventurer’s Handbook, a script for a comedy that will star Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman, reports Variety.

Hill wrote the script with Matt Spicer and Max Winkler, inspired by the book by Mick Conefrey.

Hill also enlisted Akiva Schaffer, who is negotiating to direct.

The Adventurer’s Handbook is a comedy in which a quartet of pals go on a global adventure, inspired by the hardcore stories of explorers whose tales are chronicled in Conefrey’s book.

The plan is to start production later this year; Hill, Spicer and Winkler will be executive producers.

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