Segel Joining Hill and Schwartzman in Handbook


Jason Segel is attached to star alongside Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman in The Adventurer’s Handbook, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Akiva Schaffer is directing the comedy for Universal from a script by Hill, Matt Spicer and Max Winkler.

The film is about four childhood friends who are bored with the monotony of their lives and embark on a global adventure inspired by the stories of explorers detailed in Mick Conefrey’s book “The Adventurer’s Handbook: Life Lessons From History’s Great Explorers.”

Segel would play a talented musician who never got his act together, becoming a backup piano player and an alcoholic; Hill plays an engineer, isolated from his family; Schwartzman is a spoiled and cowardly three-time Grammy winner.

Production is schedule to begin early next year.