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Jonah Hill to star in Superbad meets Adventures in Babysitting

02.24.2010
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Sometimes the pairing of a director and star is enough to make you want to see a certain movie without any more information. Such is the case (at least for me) with the pairing of Jonah Hill and David Gordon Green. The SUPERBAD star and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS director will team up for the Fox comedy THE SITTER based on a script by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.

Fox picked up the script about a year ago for their now defunct genre label Fox Atomic. Jonathan Levine (THE WACKNESS) was attached to direct but he moved on to the Seth Rogen dramedy I'M WITH CANCER and the studio was lucky enough to settle on the considerable directorial talents of David Gordon Green. It's something of a coup for Fox who hasn't had a great adult comedy in quite some time.

The project is described as SUPERBAD meets ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING and while I suppose that's true to some degree, as with all quick comparisons, there's much more to the story than that. The script is one of the funniest I've read in a long time and reads like something that was written with Jonah Hill in mind (you can almost hear the dialogue coming out of his mouth). It's also much darker than anything in ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING as the kids are slightly weird to say the very least (not to mention his girlfriend is a cokehead).

With 21 JUMP STREET all set with a release date, it's possible that film could go first with this film shooting after. Hill can be seen this summer in GET HIM TO THE GREEK and CYRUS while Green's next film, YOUR HIGHNESS, hits theaters in October.

Extra Tidbit: With all this, I'm still dying to see some development on Hill's THE ADVENTURER'S HANDBOOK.
Source: Variety

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8:44PM on 02/24/2010

Sounds good, but...

What the hell ever happened to those scripts that Jonah Hill wrote himself? The PURE IMAGINATION movie sounded like it could be good.
What the hell ever happened to those scripts that Jonah Hill wrote himself? The PURE IMAGINATION movie sounded like it could be good.
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3:54PM on 02/24/2010
Anything Jonah Hill I will check it out.
Anything Jonah Hill I will check it out.
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2:40PM on 02/24/2010

Whatever

I'm just going to wait for the Superbad/Pineapple Express crossover
I'm just going to wait for the Superbad/Pineapple Express crossover
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12:44PM on 02/24/2010
The plot sounds like it could be ridiculous, but if the script is dark and you have David Gordon Green, one of the best young filmmakers around, directing Jonah Hill who can be extremely funny if given the right material, it could be great.

Hill just needs to know when to calm down and Green's a terrific director who got some of the best improvised comedic and dramatic moments of the last few years on film. I'm in.
The plot sounds like it could be ridiculous, but if the script is dark and you have David Gordon Green, one of the best young filmmakers around, directing Jonah Hill who can be extremely funny if given the right material, it could be great.

Hill just needs to know when to calm down and Green's a terrific director who got some of the best improvised comedic and dramatic moments of the last few years on film. I'm in.
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11:09AM on 02/24/2010
I gotta say I can't really get too excited about this right now. For all we know, they will just cast McLovin for a stupid role and then the movie will be ruined. I thought Superbad's opening 30 minutes was hilarious but then the script just started trying to hard with the idiot cops and McLovin destroying the movie. I just hope this movie doesn't "try too hard" like the last 1/2 of Superbad
I gotta say I can't really get too excited about this right now. For all we know, they will just cast McLovin for a stupid role and then the movie will be ruined. I thought Superbad's opening 30 minutes was hilarious but then the script just started trying to hard with the idiot cops and McLovin destroying the movie. I just hope this movie doesn't "try too hard" like the last 1/2 of Superbad
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10:22AM on 02/24/2010
I'm unsure about my feelings on Hill at this current moment. Some days the dude does nothing but irritate me worse than a vaginal infection, other times, he's - at best - alright. I can't find myself caring too much about anything he does, unless it's an ensemble piece where he might taint the work of the better people around him.
I'm unsure about my feelings on Hill at this current moment. Some days the dude does nothing but irritate me worse than a vaginal infection, other times, he's - at best - alright. I can't find myself caring too much about anything he does, unless it's an ensemble piece where he might taint the work of the better people around him.
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