Jason Segel Has Signed on New Comedy Movie
Looks like Jason Segel’s career is getting bigger and better each time!
The How I Met Your Mother actor has gained his fame from the popular CBS series, but he managed to jump ahead from television act to the big cinema. For next project, 29-year-old Segel will star alongside Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman in comedy movie The Adventurer’s Handbook, who tells a story about four childhood friends who are bored with the monotony of their lives and embark on a global adventure.
The upcoming Universal film is inspired by the stories of explorers detailed in Mick Conefrey’s book, titled The Adventurer’s Handbook: Life Lessons From History’s Great Explorers. Universal picked up the book rights as well as the script in February. Beside acted in the movie, Hill co-wrote the script with Matt Spicer and Max Winkler.
In the movie that will be directed by Akiva Schaffer, Segel would play a talented musician who never got his act together, becoming a backup piano player and an alcoholic; Hill plays an engineer, isolated from his family; Schwartzman is a spoiled and cowardly three-time Grammy winner. Its production will start early next year.
This will be Segel and Hill’s second colaboration, the first one was in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The very tall Segel had appeared in 2007′s Knocked Up, and most recently starred in I Love You, Man.
Keep up the good work, Jason!
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