New stars join Scarlett Johansson as part of the Rock That Body cast
The Rock That Body cast appears to be coming together as The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that several new stars are set to join Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming R-rated comedy from Sony Pictures. Formerly titled Move That Body, the new, similar title was revealed by Variety. Among those joining the Rock That Body cast are Jillian Bell (The Night Before, Workaholics), Ilana Glazer (Broad City, The Night Before), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) and the previously-announced Zoë Kravitz.
Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs’ Rock That Body script initially landed on the 2015 Black List of unproduced screenplays with the following logline:
“Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.”
The project, which will shoot for a hard R rating, has also been described as The Hangover meets Weekend at Bernie’s.
Sony Pictures picked up the Rock That Body script last summer. Broad City‘s Aniello and Downs will produce through their Paulilu banner with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky. Aniello is attached to direct the movie and Downs will co-star. Aniello and Downs are also said to be working together with Sony Pictures on an Untitled Female 21 Jump Street spinoff.
Cameras are set to roll on Rock That Body this August. Although no official release date has yet been set for the comedy, it will very likely hit the big screen in 2017.
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