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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End) have added another major project to their calenders, as they're now set to produce a raunchy comedy called Cherries. It's quite a surprise considering the pair are set to be involved with The Interview, and have a rather curious animated project coming up known simply as Sausage Party. Set to direct the film are Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, writers of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and directors of the duo's Guantanamo Bay adventure.
Cherries involves three fathers who try to intervene when they learn their daughters took up a pact to lose their virginity on prom night, said by many to be American Pie in reverse. The idea certainly seems amusing, and should be ripe with laughs. Not to mention the names of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg should draw quite a field of comedic talent to the film. »
- Gary Collinson
The creative team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are at it again. As the duo gets ready to put together The Interview (which Lizzy Caplan just joined), and are also hard at work on their animated film Sausage Party, we’re now hearing that the two are adding another project to their plate.
Titled Cherries, Rogen and Goldberg will produce and re-write the script for directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who are most well known for Harold & Kumar series. The film will follow three fathers who are out to prevent their daughters from going through with a pact that they’ve made to lose their virginity on prom night.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg are no strangers to raunchy comedy, with the aforementioned Harold & Kumar series under their belts as well as the most recent entry in the American Pie series: American Reunion. Though their films don’t always receive the most positive reviews, »
- Matt Joseph
While the first script that Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg wrote together, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, had what it took to not only get produced, but also become a stoner comedy smash hit and the start of a film franchise, their subsequent work together has seen a law of diminishing returns as far as the laugh factor is concerned. After the first Harold & Kumar they were tapped to both write and direct a sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, write and produce a trilogy-capper A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, and write and direct the most recent entry in the American Pie abomination, American Reunion. Other than with the obvious exception of Waffle Bot in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, these movies have arguably been void of any funny jokes, and were certainly nowhere near as funny as the first Harold & Kumar movie, so what’s it going to take to get some more chuckles »
- Nathan Adams
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have another project now in their increasing gut-busting catalogue and having just added the adorable Lizzy Caplan to The Interview, we’ve news of another team-up. This Is The End duo will produce Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg’s raunchy comedy Cherries. The duo made their directorial debut with Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay after writing the first film.
Hurwitz and Schlossberg will rewrite a previous draft by Brian & Jim Kehoe of the story following three fathers determined to stop their daughters from entering a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The project is being described as an adult version of American Pie, told from a parental point-of-view, which may be handy given they also helmed the decent-enough sequel American Pie: Reunion.
The post Harold & Kumar Creators To Pop ‘Cherries’ In Next Project appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Craig Hunter
The story follows three fathers determined to prevent their daughters from making good on a pact to lose their virginity on prom night.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It sounds like This is The End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are going to be pretty busy over the next couple years. The duo is gearing up for The Interview (which just gained Lizzy Caplan) and also prepping their animated venture Sausage Party. Now they're producing a new comedy for another duo as Deadline reports Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle writers Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (who directed Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) will direct a raunchy comedy once titled Cherries. The duo are currently doing a quick rewrite on the script from newcomers Brian & Jim Kehoe. The story sounds right up the alley of the duo just coming off directing American Reunion as it basically feels like the parental side of the plot of American Pie. The story follows three fathers who are determined to stop their daughters from following through with a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. »
- Ethan Anderton
The story centers on three suburban fathers who try to stop their daughters from fulfilling a pact they all made to lose their virginity at the prom. The directors will do a pass on the original script by Brian Kehoe and Jim Kehoe.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing alongside James Weaver, Chris Fenton and the directors. Good Universe's Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake are executive producing. No production schedule was given.
Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are best known for writing Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. They also wrote and directed the sequel Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo and last year's American Reunion.
After directing American Reunion and writing A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have settled on their next project. Nearly a year ago, we reported that Hurwitz and Schlossberg were eyeing the R-rated comedy Cherries as a directorial vehicle. Now Deadline reports that Hurwitz and Schlossberg have officially signed on to direct the project for Good Universe, with production set to begin early next year. The story centers on three dads who are determined to stop the pact their daughters made to lose their virginity on prom night. The premise easily lends itself to some promising hijinks assuming the right cast is assembled, and Hurwitz and Schlossberg certainly have experience in the R-rated comedy department. The duo will also do a pass on the existing script by Brian and Jim Kehoe and are producing alongside the This Is the End team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: At Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake’s Good Universe, Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg are set to direct the racy untitled comedy once called Cherries, and Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are teaming with the directors and Dmg Entertainment’s Chris Fenton to produce an R-rated comedy that will start production early next year. Hurwitz & Schlossberg are doing a pass on the original script by sibling scribes Brian & Jim Kehoe. Here’s the premise, which already has me thinking of who could play the three fathers who are determined to prevent their daughters from making good on a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. The Point Grey guys have a knack for edgy comedies (This Is The End), and so do Hurwitz & Schlossberg, who wrote and scripted American Reunion after writing Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, then writing and directing Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
First announced for development last fall under the title Cherries , Good Universe's original sex comedy has found a directing pair in American Reunion 's Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Deadline reports that they'll helm the now-untitled project which will include Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among its producers. Scripted by Brian and Jim Kehoe, the comedy follows a trio of fathers who learn that their respective daughters have made a collective pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Together, the hapless dads set out to prevent that from happening. Rogen and Goldberg, who recently made their directorial debut with This is the End , join Chris Cowles, Joe Drake, Chris Fention Nathan Kahane and James Weaver as producers on the comedy, which is eyeing an early 2014 »
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has made a connection with Holly Dimarco’s iPhone, paying low against mid-six figures for a pitch for a hard R-rated comedy that will be written by Patrick Walsh and Sonny Lee. It sounds like a John Hughes-esque plot gone wrong. A couple of high school losers find themselves in wish-fulfillment mode after they find the iPhone belonging to the hottest and most popular girl in school. The film will be produced by Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions partners Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who have a producing deal at the studio and a mandate to make edgy comedies. They wrote the Harold & Kumar comedies and at Universal wrote and directed American Reunion, which rebooted the American Pie franchise for the studio. Hurwitz & Schlossberg’s Joseph Amaral will supervise production with Uni exec Maradith Frenkel. As for Walsh and Lee, they come out of TV where they were »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Exclusive: Cougar Town writer-producer Blake McCormick has been elevated to showrunner of the ensemble comedy as it heads into its fifth season and second on TBS. McCormick replaces Ric Swartzlander, who ran Cougar Town last season. Additionally, McCormick has signed a blind script deal with Warner Bros TV through studio-based Doozer, the company of Cougar Town co-creator/executive producer Bill Lawrence. Lawrence exited Cougar Town after Season 3 to segue into his overall deal at Warner Bros TV but ended up being pretty hands-on during Season 4 since he didn’t have a series on the air. That likely won’t be the case next season as he has three pilots in contention for series pickup: Undateable at NBC, I Suck At Girls at Fox and Ground Floor at TBS. McCormick, repped by UTA, Kaplan Perrone and attorney Jared Levine, has been on Cougar Town for the past three seasons, starting out »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Set in the tangled lanes of Prague, a mysterious young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. A star-crossed romance and the search for the truth about her past soon take over her life. [Source: THR]
Fox Searchlight has acquired film rights to Nickolas Butler’s debut novel "Shotgun Lovesongs". The story follows the friendship between four men in their early 30s who live near one another in the same Wisconsin town where they grew up.
Some in the quartet have left while others have not, and they are just now coming into their own as husbands and fathers with each hoping to finally find real purchase in the world. »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Universal Pictures has pre-emptively acquired an untitled pitch by Josh Friedlander that will be produced by American Reunion helmers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, which the duo is eyeing as a potential directing project. It’s described as a high-concept relationship comedy with a strong action component. It is the second collaboration for the writer with Hurwitz and Schlossberg. Friedlander previously sold One Night Stan with the helmers attached to direct. Friedlander’s other notable script, Pictures Of You, made the Black List and is out to directors. Apostle’s George Heller and Industry’s Ava Jamshidi rep the scribe with attorney Rob Szymanski. Hurwitz and Schlossberg are repped by CAA. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
News Simon Brew 28 Feb 2013 - 06:40
The co-director of the first American Pie movie gives an update as to where things are with the franchise...
Paul Weitz, along with his brother Chris, may only have directed the first American Pie movie, but he's had an executive producer credit ever since, and has had some kind of involvement with the subsequent movies. Although we don't blame him for the straight to DVD adventures.
Weitz, who's promoting his new movie Admission, was chatting to The Hollywood Reporter, and they asked him about the talk of American Pie 5. "I'm happy that keeps on going", he said. "I imagine [there will be]. I think this one kind of benefited from being seven years since the last one, so there's a curiosity factor".
So: just how involved does Universal make him in the sequels? "It kind of happens where they tell me about it, and I go 'Neat'. »
If comedian DJ Lubel was hoping to get Hollywood's attention, he's succeeded with his latest song parody, "The Women of L.A." The video -- a dweeb's lament at how hard it is to get the shallow women living in Los Angeles to sleep with him -- has racked up nearly 500,000 hits in the 24 hours since it went up on YouTube. Some of it is positive attention -- most notably from Ashton Kutcher, who tweeted a link to it with a simple, "Lolz." Jon Hurwitz, who wrote Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, liked it, too, telling Lubel:
- Seth Abramovitch
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