Segel Joining Hill and Schwartzman in Handbook

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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.