A new R-rated Universal Pictures comedy will team Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen
Universal Pictures has today announced plans for an upcoming R-rated comedy that will team Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen. Although the film does not yet have a title, a release date has been set for May 26, 2017.
The comedy will star Galifianakis, Hader and Rogen as a group of astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft. They soon find they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.
The untitled comedy will mark the directorial debut of Rodney Rothman, best known as a writer and producer on 22 Jump Street. Rothman will also produce alongside Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End). Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake executive produce.
Rogen and Hader previously starred together in Greg Mottola’s 2011 R-rated sci-fi comedy Paul, and, in addition to several other features together, are re-teaming for the upcoming R-rated animated feature Sausage Party. Galifianakis, meanwhile, is currently headlining the FX comedy “Baskets,” which he co-created alongside Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. He can soon be seen in the Jared Hess comedy feature Masterminds, starring opposite Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis.
The May 26, 2017 release will see the untitled Galifianakis, Hader and Rogen comedy opening opposite Walt Disney Pictures‘ franchise sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Set to be directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, that film will see the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow opposite a cast that also includes Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kevin R. McNally, Stephen Graham, Golshifteh Farahani, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, and Orlando Bloom.
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