After the runaway success of The Hangover, it’s easy to see why director Todd Phillips is in high demand right now. He’s been juggling a number of potential upcoming projects, including a possible sequel to The Hangover, but before he gets to that it looks like he will likely be shooting a movie called Due Date sometime this fall.
Due Date reteams Phillips with Zach Galifiniakis, and starring alongside him in the lead role will be none other than new fanboy fave Robert Downey, Jr. RDJ will play a father-to-be who is paired on a road trip with an oddball companion, as he races to get home in time for the birth of his child. The script was written by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (King of the Hill) with a rewrite by Adam Sztykiel (Made of Honor). No doubt comedies with road trip elements are becoming second nature to Phillips, who is calling the flick “a buddy comedy without the buddies”. Either way, it looks like all the right elements are there for Warner Brothers to have another hit comedy on their hands… don’t you think?