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Of all the relatively new hit directors on the scene today Phil Lord and Chris Miller may be the most hotly sought after. They turned “The Lego Movie” into a surprise hit that launched an entire spin-off universe that could become the Marvel Cinematic Universe equivalent of animation, and they turned the “Jump Street” series into one of the most successful R-Rated comedy franchise of all time. On the heels of that success, studios came running with offers. Sony wanted them for the “Ghostbusters” reboot and the studio eventually landed them for a “Spider-Man” animated movie. Warner Bros. wanted them to write and direct the D.C. Universe installment of “The Flash,” but instead they had to turn it down for an offer they couldn’t refuse: LucasFilm and Disney asking them to write and direct a young Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. The duo are so busy they »
- Edward Davis
Sony Pictures began work last year on “23 Jump Street,” selecting Rodney Rothman to script the third version of the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill franchise. The directing team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who helmed “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street,” are overseeing development of the script and will produce the third film with Neal Moritz, Hill and Tatum.
“22 Jump Street” grossed $320 million worldwide.
Aniello and Downs serve as co-producers and writers on the Comedy Central series “Broad City,” which stars comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Downs also plays a fitness instructor. They are repped by UTA.
Sony is »
- Dave McNary
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