Despite the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney, the studio’s Searchlight Pictures division continues to operate its own distribution unit. As first reported by THR, the studio that released JoJo Rabbit in 2019 is developing a new comedy starring and produced by Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell.
While details of the upcoming feature remain scarce, it will reportedly be penned by Schwartz, who pitched recently the idea to executives. Best known for his work as Jean-Ralphioon on Parks and Recreation, Schwartz continues to carve out an impressive résumé. Recently, the comedian voices the titular character in Sonic the Hedgehog. Moreover, Schwartz appears alongside Thomas Middleditch in the recently released Netflix series Middleditch & Schwartz.
On the other hand, Rockwell is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood. In the last calendar year, the actor appeared in Jojo Rabbit, Richard Jewell, and Trolls World Tour. Rockwell’s ability to weave seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles lead to his win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, filming for the project will not begin for a while. However, Searchlight, as well as a number of other movie studios, continue to plan their future once the world returns to normal.
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