Russell Brand’s ‘Sarah Marshall’ Follow-Up Has Six New Legs

I haven’t reported once on the news Russell Brand was likely to bring his Forgetting Sarah Marshall British-rocker character, Aldous Snow back to the big screen because I actually didn’t think it was possible, but Hollywood has proven me wrong once again as Entertainment Weekly reports Get Him to the Greek is set to begin filming this August for Universal Pictures and the principals are set.

Along with Brand, Jonah Hill will be returning, but this time as Aaron, a fresh-from-college insurance adjuster (Hill) who must accompany Snow to a concert at L.A.’s Greek Theater. Jonah Hill, of course, was in the first film but as Matthew the waiter and expectation would lead me to assume his role of Aaron will be slightly meatier. Joining the duo are Rose Byrne (“Damages”), Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.

Moss is set to play Daphne Binks, Aaron’s girlfriend, while Byrne will play a promiscuous pop musician named Jackie Q, who may perform a duet with Snow. Diddy has been cast as Sergio.

Nicholas Stoller, who directed the first film, wrote and will direct Greek. He has also co-written such screenplays as Jim Carrey’s Fun with Dick and Jane and Yes Man and rewrote Fox’s upcoming Jack Black starrer Gulliver’s Travels, which also stars Emily Blunt who coincidentally was originally rumored to have the Byrne role of Jackie Q in Greek.

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