Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart May Team for Buddy Cop Comedy
While doing press for his upcoming comedy Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, director Nick Stoller revealed that he wants to direct an Untitled Buddy Cop Comedy next (tentatively titled Black and White), which has Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart attached to star. Here's what he had to say about the project in an interview with /Film, where he described the movie as a mix between Baz Luhrmann and Quentin Tarantino, as it centers on the first pairing in history of a white cop and a black cop together.
"The next thing I want to direct is this thing for Seth [Rogen] and Kevin Hart. It's basically about the first white cop black cop pairing in history. That takes place in the late '40s and they have to bust jazz musicians for weed. It's kind of a Baz Luhrman world mixed with Tarantino shit. It's a lot of things."
The project was acquired by Paramount Pictures back in March 2012, when the studio bought the pitch from Rodney Rothman, who has produced Nick Stoller's previous directorial efforts Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and The Five-Year Engagement. No other plot details were given, and it isn't known when production may begin.
Rodney Rothman previously served as the head writer for Late Show with David Letterman, before moving on to writing and producing features. He also wrote last year's comedy Grudge Match and the upcoming sequel 22 Jump Street. Nick Stoller is also writing and producing upcoming projects such as Captain Underpants and Uptown Saturday Night.