Monday, May 10, 2010

Ansari, McBride Have New Project.

Mandate Pictures has picked up a project pitched by Aziz Ansari and "30 Rock" writer Matt Hubbard. Ansari is attached to the project along with Danny McBride of "Pineapple Express" fame. Harris Wittels who writes for "Parks and Recreation" will pen the script. McBride is also producing the project alongside David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly through their Rough House banner. The production company has a first-look deal with Mandate.

 While Ansari and McBride both held small roles in the Seth Rogen-starring "Observe and Report" in 2009, but the two comedians did not share screen time. Recently, Ansari and McBride were tapped to co-star in "30 Minutes or Less" an upcoming comedy from "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer about a junior high school teacher (Ansari) who is thrust into an explosive situation alongside his friend, a pizza delivery man. McBride is rumored to play a goon who straps a bomb to the delivery man's chest in order to motivate him to rob a bank. "30 Minutes or Less" is currently in pre-production.

I love Aziz. His tweets are why I stay on Twitter. Click here to see.

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