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Nicholas Stoller may direct Seth Rogen/Kevin Hart in an epic buddy cop movie

04.21.2014

NEIGHBORS director Nicholas Stoller may be reuniting with his star, Seth Rogen, in the very near future for a project that has been in development for quite some time. Dating back to 2012, Rogen and partner Evan Goldberg have been working on a pitch at Paramount that involves cops during the 1940s. It has been rumored for a while that it would star Rogen alongside Kevin Hart but now Stoller may be joining the fun.

In an interview with SlashFilm, Stoller shed some light on what his upcoming project may be.

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 Luhrmann world mixed with Tarantino shit. It’s a lot of things.

First off, Stoller had me at Baz Luhrmann meets Quentin Tarantino. That mix right there of two of the most creative filmmakers working today sounds pretty damn awesome when combined with comedy, a genre those two rarely work in. Stoller's NEIGHBORS looks like it is could be the comedy of the summer and if he can manage to get Rogen and Hart into the same movie you can bet your ass the studio is going to greenlight it.

For whatever reason, I keep visualizing 21 JUMP STREET crossed with THE OTHER GUYS and HARLEM NIGHTS. That may sound batshit crazy, but I would even settle for 48 HRS meets THE GREAT GATSBY mixed with OBSERVE AND REPORT.

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Extra Tidbit: Hart and Rogen appeared together, but not at the same time, in THIS IS THE END and THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
Source: SlashFilm

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9:20AM on 04/22/2014

kevin hart will make jews want black friends

i dont care either way cuz people will see it n blacks will get into seth n whites n jews will like kevin u all bitch bout kevin hart but he got the kinda movement to stay in the limelight and cause you hating dicks who stay home to rant n neglect your wives to become cockuled fools video taping lil black midgets doing your wives while you use your tears for lubrication on your selves.....happy late easter everyone even u cuckolds lol
i dont care either way cuz people will see it n blacks will get into seth n whites n jews will like kevin u all bitch bout kevin hart but he got the kinda movement to stay in the limelight and cause you hating dicks who stay home to rant n neglect your wives to become cockuled fools video taping lil black midgets doing your wives while you use your tears for lubrication on your selves.....happy late easter everyone even u cuckolds lol
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11:57PM on 04/21/2014
Can't stand Kevin Hart.
Can't stand Kevin Hart.
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10:30PM on 04/21/2014
Don't do it seth! Kevin hart sucks! The most overrated man in Hollywood today! This movie will flop just as hard as cop out did! Kevin hart is a box office killer.
Don't do it seth! Kevin hart sucks! The most overrated man in Hollywood today! This movie will flop just as hard as cop out did! Kevin hart is a box office killer.
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11:54PM on 04/21/2014
Box office killer? Really? Cause according to Box Office Mojo, most of the films he's headlined in were hits.
Box office killer? Really? Cause according to Box Office Mojo, most of the films he's headlined in were hits.
12:36AM on 04/22/2014
What were those? Ride along? Hardly a hit.. He's a bum.
What were those? Ride along? Hardly a hit.. He's a bum.
6:27AM on 04/22/2014
Ride Along, Think Like a man, and all his stand up films were all hits. Not the movies I go see in theaters but you can't deny his popularity at the box office these days.
Ride Along, Think Like a man, and all his stand up films were all hits. Not the movies I go see in theaters but you can't deny his popularity at the box office these days.
5:43PM on 04/22/2014
You can argue on the quality if his films, but the movies he stars in are HITS. Maybe not record setters, but they make plenty of profit to justify sequels/more movies. Wasn't ride along like number one for a month? I didn't know there was so much Kevin Hart hate.
You can argue on the quality if his films, but the movies he stars in are HITS. Maybe not record setters, but they make plenty of profit to justify sequels/more movies. Wasn't ride along like number one for a month? I didn't know there was so much Kevin Hart hate.
6:07PM on 04/22/2014
Ride Along - $25 mil budget. Made ab $150 mil. Just released on video. Ride Along is actually still playing at the cheap theater in my town, so it's still making money theatrically.

"The film's 3-day opening weekend gross was $41,516,170, (since you aren't really smart, that's almost double the budget in the first weekend) which was what was collected in 2,663 US and Canadian theaters (an average $15,590 per theater gross), giving Ride Along the record for highest domestic opening weekend
Ride Along - $25 mil budget. Made ab $150 mil. Just released on video. Ride Along is actually still playing at the cheap theater in my town, so it's still making money theatrically.

"The film's 3-day opening weekend gross was $41,516,170, (since you aren't really smart, that's almost double the budget in the first weekend) which was what was collected in 2,663 US and Canadian theaters (an average $15,590 per theater gross), giving Ride Along the record for highest domestic opening weekend gross in the month of January ahead of 2008's Cloverfield. For the 4-day MLK weekend, the film grossed $48,626,380. The film held the number one spot at the US box office for three weeks, grossing $21 million and $12 million in its second and third weeks. The North American domestic gross was $133,983,545, with the international gross $15,732,003, bringing the worldwide total to $149,934,568."

You are incredibly stupid man. I didn't see the film, but you need to understand the difference between quality and profitability - and I remember hearing ppl I respect say they enjoyed it. If Kevin Hart knocked on my door asking for money for an action comedy (or another stand up film) starring him and I got to make a % of the profit, I'd absolutely bet everything I owned. I'm not sure if there's a lot more "sure things" than him right now in Hollywood. Also, (well I guess I shouldn't assume this, but you know Captain America isn't real life right?) if the sequel to Captain America was a true story, you should go suck Captain America's dick. Hate and dislike Hart's movies all you want. But, your really really really stupid to say his movies bomb. Like, how are you able to use your computer and not get killed by oncoming traffic when you cross the street. I guess you could be in a wheel chair. It's even worse bc I know you know something ab movies, bc you write on this website. So you aren't just some art house film snob. There's been multiple articles ab ride along and its success, and the other films of harts that have really succeeded. I won't be surprised at all if he's a relative nobody in 5-10 years, but now, he's at the top of the profitability game for specific broad genres. Also you are really stupid.
6:11PM on 04/22/2014
And I guess maybe racist. Though I know you've seen a buddy cop movie with a black and a white guy you liked (at least one - 2 guns, 48 hours, rush hour, lethal weapon, so many more), Tracy Morgan isn't Kevin Hart. I guess they look alike to you. And as much as I like Morgan in 30 Rock and other stuff, he isn't near as talented as Hart to be the star. Shit even RottenTomatoes gave Hart credit for that.
And I guess maybe racist. Though I know you've seen a buddy cop movie with a black and a white guy you liked (at least one - 2 guns, 48 hours, rush hour, lethal weapon, so many more), Tracy Morgan isn't Kevin Hart. I guess they look alike to you. And as much as I like Morgan in 30 Rock and other stuff, he isn't near as talented as Hart to be the star. Shit even RottenTomatoes gave Hart credit for that.
6:34PM on 04/22/2014
Taking ten mins to look at his most recent films (not even counting this is the end, though that made a shit ton), grudge match is the only movie that didn't do well. But it still made a (small) profit. It's certainly not a Kevin Hart film. It stars one of the best actors ever fighting one of the best action actors ever. I'd be in that for free just to meet them. He still got good reviews despite the movie being a bit of a dud. And looking at the movies he is working on, they all look
Taking ten mins to look at his most recent films (not even counting this is the end, though that made a shit ton), grudge match is the only movie that didn't do well. But it still made a (small) profit. It's certainly not a Kevin Hart film. It stars one of the best actors ever fighting one of the best action actors ever. I'd be in that for free just to meet them. He still got good reviews despite the movie being a bit of a dud. And looking at the movies he is working on, they all look like they'll continue to be hits. Low budget rom coms. A big movie opposite will ferrell. The only movies I'd say are questionable is the one he's doing with Chris Rock - idk how well his films do financially, but he hasn't been able to really capitalize on his amazing stand up - and the couple animated films his doing, though it seems like as long as you release an animated film well (not around other family movies), it'll make money.
9:32PM on 04/21/2014
They should have Rogen play the black cop and Hart play the white cop.
They should have Rogen play the black cop and Hart play the white cop.
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7:48PM on 04/21/2014
Hope it's going to be better than Ride Along.
Hope it's going to be better than Ride Along.
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7:31PM on 04/21/2014

"Itís basically about the first white cop black cop pairing in history."

Blazing Saddles already did it.
Blazing Saddles already did it.
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9:55AM on 04/22/2014
But that was black cop white everybody else.
But that was black cop white everybody else.
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6:56PM on 04/21/2014
Honestly despite these two, this sounds like a great premise.
Honestly despite these two, this sounds like a great premise.
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5:52PM on 04/21/2014
I just hope it doesn't have too many "white people be like this and black people be like that" jokes that Hart uses as a crutch. I like the plot so I'm assuming it won't be like Cop Out 2 or whatever that movie was called he made with Ice Cube.
I just hope it doesn't have too many "white people be like this and black people be like that" jokes that Hart uses as a crutch. I like the plot so I'm assuming it won't be like Cop Out 2 or whatever that movie was called he made with Ice Cube.
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11:57PM on 04/21/2014
Don't pretend to know Kevin Hart's comedy. You don't know wtf you're talking about.
Don't pretend to know Kevin Hart's comedy. You don't know wtf you're talking about.
3:19AM on 04/22/2014
We get it guy, your not a fan of Kevin Hart, but like the other guy said don't act like you know his comedy. I personaly find Kevin Hart very relatable and for the most part he's an "every man" type in his stand up.
We get it guy, your not a fan of Kevin Hart, but like the other guy said don't act like you know his comedy. I personaly find Kevin Hart very relatable and for the most part he's an "every man" type in his stand up.
6:32PM on 04/22/2014
"You're white, you don't fight" was literally the first joke in that trailer. Given he's nowhere near Wayans Haunted House 2 bad but that point out the differences of people kinda joke telling is so lazy.
"You're white, you don't fight" was literally the first joke in that trailer. Given he's nowhere near Wayans Haunted House 2 bad but that point out the differences of people kinda joke telling is so lazy.
5:23PM on 04/21/2014

this spunds awesome

Nick stoller is a great director. Seth Rogen is usually funny, and Kevin Hart is funny, even though I havent liked anybof hist movies very much. What gets me is Seth Rogen playing a cop busting weed. This could be very funny
Nick stoller is a great director. Seth Rogen is usually funny, and Kevin Hart is funny, even though I havent liked anybof hist movies very much. What gets me is Seth Rogen playing a cop busting weed. This could be very funny
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4:58PM on 04/21/2014
Wow, two of the most annoying people on the planet together in their own movie? This movie might be what plays on a constant loop if I have the displeasure of going to hell.
Wow, two of the most annoying people on the planet together in their own movie? This movie might be what plays on a constant loop if I have the displeasure of going to hell.
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7:59PM on 04/21/2014
james franco? is that you?
james franco? is that you?
11:56PM on 04/21/2014
No, no, no, TAE K. Franco LOVES Seth Rogen.
No, no, no, TAE K. Franco LOVES Seth Rogen.
12:02AM on 04/22/2014
And here's all the proof you'll ever need: [link]
And here's all the proof you'll ever need: [link]
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