Fresh off the opening of ''Knocked Up,'' Harold Ramis tells he'll direct ''Year One,'' a new Judd Apatow-produced comedy starring Jack Black and Michael Cera

By Nicole Sperling
June 05, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Harold Ramis tells that he’s back in the Judd Apatow business with a new comedy starring Jack Black and Michael Cera called Year One. Ramis currently plays the father of Seth Rogen’s character in the Apatow-directed Knocked Up, which opened this weekend at No. 2 with $29.3 million. Ramis says he will direct Year One based on a story he developed.

The movie, set up at Sony, will mark the first time Jack Black has appeared in an Apatow film. Year One will mark a reunion with Apatow for Cera, who stars in the forthcoming Apatow-produced Superbad. The plot of Year One is being kept under wraps, but Ramis has brought in two writers from The Office (Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg) to flesh it out. Ramis directed three episodes of the NBC sitcom last season.