Riding high on the success of "Knocked Up," Judd Apatow will add Jack Black to some old friends in the comedy "Year One."
Black will star in "Year One" with Michael Cera under the direction of Harold Ramis, who wrote the script with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Ramis has an acting cameo in "Knocked Up," which took in a strong $29 million in its opening weekend. Cera stars in the upcoming Apatow-produced comedy "Superbad" and appeared in a viral marketing campaign for "Knocked Up."
Apatow is set to produce the "Year One," which, like "Superbad," is set up at Columbia. For whatever reason, Owen Wilson will executive produce.
Although both industry trade papers are reporting on the talent package for "Year One," neither paper seems to have the slightest clue what the movie is about.
Apatow is in the midst of a remarkably lucrative production run both at Columbia -- home of "Walk Hard," "Pineapple Express" and "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" -- and Universal -- home of "Knocked Up," as well as the upcoming "Drillbit Taylor" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
Black was most recently seen on the big screen in "The Holiday." He has completed work on Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind" and Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding."
Cera, still best known for FOX's "Arrested Development," will appear in Jason Reitman's "Juno." You can also check out his series "Clark and Michael" online.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times