Lord, Miller & Lucas Brothers team up for untitled comedy
After working together on the acclaimed buddy cop sequel 22 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) are reuniting with The Lucas Brothers for an untitled feature comedy at Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the project, but the film is being described as “a unique high concept comedy,” with Kenny and Keith starring as well as writing the script alongside writing partner Max Reisman.
Lord and Miller, who recently inked a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, will produce via their Lord Miller production banner alongside its President of Film Aditya Sood, with Will Allegra from the label set to executive produce while Universal’s Executive Vice President of Production Matt Reilly is set to oversee the film on behalf of the studio.
Sources report that after the duo broke out in the early 2010s with their well-received animated comedy Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and supporting turn in 22 Jump Street, Universal has been looking to work with the brothers on a project for the past few years. After appearing as themselves in a number of comedies over the years, as well as their 2017 Netflix comedy special On Drugs, the Brothers most recently returned to the film world in the upcoming Fred Hampton biopic Judas and the Black Messiah, which they helped conceive the original story idea with director and co-writers Shaka King and Will Berson.
The untitled comedy marks the latest project in Lord and Miller’s already packed upcoming schedule, with the duo recently having signed on to helm the Ryan Gosling-led astronaut film at MGM, Apple acquiring the murder mystery comedy series Afterparty, which Miller created and is showrunning, and a reboot of their cult hit series Clown High at MTV Studios.
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