Here’s something to get excited about. Director Jody Hill is once again teaming up with his muse Danny McBride for a new comedy called L.A.P.I., in which McBride will play a “beaten down, hard boiled” private investigator. The movie will be written by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan, two guys who have apparently been making a name for themselves with a spec script called Comic Con, about a group of friends who pull off a heist at the annual fan gathering in San Diego. They haven’t had a script make it to the screen yet, but they did land on the 2009 Black List for best unproduced screenplays, and they are also penning the upcoming remake of Brewster’s Millions.
L.A.P.I. will be the first movie under the new production house formed by Hill, McBride and David Gordon Green, called Rough House Pictures. Green will serve as producer on the film. Although the details are scant, I am definitely on board, even if there seem to be a lot of these hard boiled private eye comedies lately (HBO’s Bored to Death in particular comes to mind). No word on whether or not we might see this movie later in the year, but currently David Gordon Green is putting the finishing touches on Your Highness starring Danny McBride.