Actor Danny McBride first broke on to the scene with his role in the 2006 low-budget comedy The Foot Fist Way, which he co-wrote with friend and director Jody Hill. Since then the duo have collaborated on two other projects including the 2009 comedy Observe and Report starring Seth Rogen, which Hill directed and McBride co-starred in and the extremely popular HBO series Eastbound & Down, which Hill writes, produces and directs while McBride stars as former Major League Baseball player, Kenny Powers. Besides his work with Hill, McBride has made quite a name for himself as the "go-to" funny guy on the big screen with roles in hit movies such as Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Up in the Air and this summer's Despicable Me.
McBride and Hill have had plans for sometime to reunite once again on the big screen for a comedy entitled, L.A.P.I., which would feature McBride as a Los Angeles private detective. But with McBride's ever-growing film career, not to mention the busy schedule of making a hit TV series, it would lead one to wonder just when the talented filmmakers would have time to work on such a project? We recently had a chance to catch up with actor Danny McBride while in Grand Rapids, Michigan on the set of his new film 30 Minutes or Less from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. We took the opportunity to ask McBride about L.A.P.I. and tried to find out what the current status was of the project. Here is what he had to say:
"You know, Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan the same guys who wrote this (30 Minutes or Less) wrote that, L.A.P.I.. It's kind of a throwback to movies like The Long Goodbye and Chinatown. It's like noir comedy. But Jody and I are both very tired. We've both had long years. I don't know what the movement is on that. We'll get to it but it probably won't be until next year."
We'll be sure to update this story as more official news comes in.