Fresh off the semi-success of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, producer Judd Apatow has announced that two of its stars, Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, will star in Get Him To The Greek, a buddy-comedy to be written and directed by Marshall director Nick Stoller. Variety reports:
[Greek] centers on a fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster (Hill) who is hired to accompany an out-of-control rock star (Brand) from London to a gig at L.A.’s Greek Theater.
Apparently, Hill and Brand had such great chemistry during the filming of Marshall that a movie idea was born. Brand was hilarious as a promiscuous British pop star in Marshall, but who are we kidding, I’ll get behind any movie “the guys” bring us. Suggestion: have the two play the same characters and call it a sequel, that way all of the STD jokes about Brand’s character can be considered “references” to the ones in Marshall. Because that guy was made for STD jokes.