New Line Cinema is negotiating to pick up a pitch for a comedy that would reunite 2010 Oscarcast hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin with Adam Shankman, who would direct the film, and who produced the Oscars that year.

Although it is in the early stages, the comedy is being described as Trading Places meets Grumpy Old Men.

The idea for the project sprang from Steve Martin appearing with Alec Baldwin in the opening segment of Saturday Night Live, when Alec Baldwin broke Steve Martin's hosting record.

No production date has been set.