(It’s okay, Birthday Dog isn’t traumatized, he’s too busy partyin’.)
Like everyone else, I enjoyed The Hangover a lot, but I’m usually careful to point out that it was good mainly because of Zach Galifianakis, a likable cast, and a director who knows comedy and has a nice visual style (Todd Phillips), and not because of the script or the concept (which one studio head wanted to call What Happens in Vegas). Sadly, that won’t stop a couple of the original screenwriters from getting work because of The Hangover‘s success (even though it’s well-known that Todd Phillips and Jeremy Garelick did extensive rewrites).
Universal has picked up the script “Change Up” from “Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. David Dobkin is attached to direct and produce.
Nothing wrong with that, right? Hold on…
The studio is keeping the logline under wraps, though it is known to be a body-switching comedy. In addition to “Hangover,” which has become the top-grossing R-rated comedy with $258.6 million, Lucas and Moore also wrote the recent New Line comedies “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” and “Four Christmases.” Dobkin last directed 2007′s “Fred Claus.” [THR]
So that’s Ghosts of Girlfriends Past plus Four Christmases plus Fred Claus plus body swap comedy? …We’re gonna need a bigger WOOOOF. I can’t wait for the next Lucas/Moore/Dobkin collaboration, Vince Vaughn is Fired Up about Breakfast Cereal.
I want more like this!
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