(FROM VARIETY) ? Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller is reteaming Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures for the comedy Get Him to the Greek. Jonah Hill (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad) and Russell Brand (Sarah Marshall) will star in the movie, about a fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster (Hill) hired to accompany an out-of-control rock star (Brand) from London to a gig at L.A.’s Greek Theater. Stoller will direct from a script he co-wrote, and Apatow will produce. ”During the table read on Sarah Marshall, Jonah and Russell had such a great chemistry,” Stoller said. ”Even though they are such different actors with different styles, I thought there could be a great buddy comedy there.” The director describes Greek as a very dirty take on Almost Famous.
Stoller’s other projects in the works include his co-writing and directing the comedy Five-Year Engagement, which stars Sarah Marshall‘s Jason Segal, who is co-writing as well. Stoller and Segal are also collaborating on The Muppet Movie for Disney. Hill’s upcoming projects include the comedy This Side of the Truth, alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and his voicing a character in DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon. Brand will next be seen in Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories. (Variety)