David Javerbaum, who was a former head writer on The Daily Show, will write the script based on his pitch to Summit Entertainment, which follows five United Nations delegates who embark on a road trip to find one of their lost lovers. No details were given for Ken Jeong's character, and it isn't known if Steve Carell plans on starring as well, or if he will only produce.
The project will mark Ken Jeong's first leading role in a studio project, following memorable turns in The Hangover trilogy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Pain & Gain, along with voice roles in Despicable Me 2, Turbo and the upcoming The Penguins of Madagascar. The former doctor-turned-actor is also attached to star in The DUFF and Truth or Dare.
David Javerbaum previously worked on The Daily Show when Steve Carell was still serving as a correspondent, prior to his breakout starring role in The 40 Year Old Virgin. David Javerbaum currently serves as the head writer on NBC's The Maya Rudolph Show.