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Danny McBride And Aziz Ansari To Collaborate On Another Big-Screen Comedy!

Published at: May 10, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

Beaks here...

Are Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari going the comedy duo route? Last month, we learned that Ansari and McBride would be appearing together in Ruben Fleischer's 30 MINUTES OR LESS. Though that film yet to start shooting, Deadline New York's Mike Fleming is reporting that these two funny fellas have just set up another project at Mandate Pictures. Plot details are nonexistent, but we do know the untitled comedy will be written by Harris Wittles (based on a pitch by Ansari and 30 ROCK's Matt Hubbard), and produced by Rough House gang of McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Matt Reilly. I have no idea if McBride & Ansari are looking to become their generation's Wilder & Pryor or Conway & Korman, but I'm certainly open to the idea - even though we've yet to see what kind of onscreen chemistry they've got. It'll be smoldering, I'm sure.

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  • May 10, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    First ????!

    by billybigbollocks

  • May 10, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    But I don't at all care about this news post

    by billybigbollocks

    I actually don't even know who these people are. And I'm so uninspired by them that I have NO intention of bothering to find out either.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    But I DID see Iron Man 2 this weekend !

    by billybigbollocks

  • May 10, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Apparently this is my own private talkback, AWESOME!

    by billybigbollocks

  • May 10, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    That being so, what gives with the IM2 soundtrack?

    by billybigbollocks

    I was expecting a purely AC/DC score to the movie, but UNFORTUNATELY this was not the case.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I think ...

    by billybigbollocks

    pure AC/DC would have rocked ! An opportunity MISSED.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    WOW this is too funny

    by billybigbollocks

    I own this talkback !

  • May 10, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I watched the directors cuts of the Riddick movies

    by billybigbollocks

    this past week, but fell asleep during the middle cartoon episode.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I did prefer the DC of the 2nd movie though

    by billybigbollocks

    ..it made much better narrative sense

  • May 10, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    STILL own this talkback, wow !!!!!

    by billybigbollocks

  • May 10, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by D.Vader

  • May 10, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I lie, it's Kenny Powers isn't it?

    by billybigbollocks

    I FUCKING LOVE KENNY POWERS !

  • May 10, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Eastbound and Down was good

    by _Venkman

    That show every coming back?

  • May 10, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    I read that indeed it IS

    by billybigbollocks

    which makes me happy. Now if they'd only bring back Manimal too!

  • May 10, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    this sounds like the most wonderful idea EVER

    by chrisface2000

    someone up there likes me. this shit is some exciting shit.

  • May 10, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Then I would be extactic !

    by billybigbollocks

  • May 10, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    sounds tits

    by JackSlater4

  • May 10, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    YOU'RE FUCKIN' OUT

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    I'll watch anything with Danny McBride.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    you had me at Danny McBride

    by JackSlater4

  • May 10, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I Find Them Both Hilarious, So I'm Okay

    by Crow3711

    Eastbound & Down was some of the funniest shit ever put on tv. I can't wait for more of that too.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I love how Beaks makes a statement headline

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    and then asks us a question in the opening of the article..YOU JUST SAID THEY WERE MAKING A COMEDY..jesus fucking christ man.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Wanna see Danny McBride in something with Walton Goggins

    by fiester

    They would be hilarious together.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Tales of the unnecessarily overrated

    by Heckles

    Call Russell Brand for the trifecta.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    How can you compare to Wilder and Pryor?

    by I_shot_Cyrus

    These guys are funny in supporting roles but have they carried anything on their own. Excepts Beaks nutsack.

  • May 10, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Aziz swallowing the chew on P&R

    by Six Demon Bag

    Hilarity!!

  • May 10, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Aziz Ansari

    by Dharma4

    Is one funny muther fucker. Hit "Harris" one of his stand up bits. FREAKING hilarious.

  • May 10, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Have I acheived something unique?

    by billybigbollocks

    I have the first 10 uninterrupted posts on an AICN talkback. Ever been done b4 ?

  • May 10, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah now shoot yourself

    by _Venkman

    4 real

  • May 10, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    You force fed us Seth Rogen. Now McBride...

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Yeah, anyway...

  • May 10, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Venkman YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS!

    by billybigbollocks

    ;)

  • May 10, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    How about a remake of Silver Streak?

    by Robstar

    McBride gets all mistaken for the wrong guy, Ansari gets all caught up in the unlikely action. Has potential!

  • May 10, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    COLIN FARRELL taking Chris Sarandon role in FRIGHT NIGHT

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>sending news to the AICN staff always gets ignored, but they havent posted this yet, so you heard it here first :) (from Deadline.com) <br><Br>I for one like the casting, and it'll be interesting to see Colin back in a mainstream film again.<br><br>

  • May 10, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Meh.

    by CurlySue

    I wanna see more stuff from Baruchel and Clarke Duke.. I think they are the biggest talent we got right now.

  • May 10, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    AZIZ

    by frank cotton

    LIGHT!

  • May 11, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Goody! "the Anti-funny and the Overrated" is being made!!

    by Tall_Boy66

    I'm sure this'll, uh, be a movie that will exist.

  • May 11, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    My dad died of cancer.

    by V'Shael

    And it was funnier than Aziz Ansari.

  • May 11, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Nerd Hate List

    by JoeD

    It's hard to track exactly who is on the nerd hate list at the moment. It looks like John Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. have jumped up the list in recent days, from numbers 89 and 94, to 13 and 14 respectively. Iron Man is simply too cool to like, and its plot holes too large to comprehend. Seth Rogen's position is holding steady at number five after a short honeymoon period in 2004. Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride are nipping at the heals of the television show "The Office", after their recent mainstream successes. Zach Galifianakis has also leapt several spots following the release of "The Hangover", in which multiple AICN members disliked watching a movie with people cooler than themselves. George Lucas continues to dominate the top spot on our list, a position he has held since the release of the infamous "Phantom Menace". However, one thing is for sure. Those people that create things and do stuff will continue to take criticism from those that remain angry at their computer screens.

  • May 11, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    JoeD ftw!

    by Sonny_Williams

    That's gold, Joe! GOLD!!

  • May 11, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    McBride was ATROCIOUS in Land of the Lost

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    There was some goofy shit in that movie, but McBride was like a fucking anchor pulling the whole thing down to the ocean floor. I can't imagine him ever uttering anything remotely funny. Pretty much douce incarnate.

  • May 11, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    WHEN THE HELL WILL WE GET MORE EASTBOUND AND DOWN!!!!

    by BanditDarville

    I have heard nothing except for confirmation they will have a season 2. Get on with it boys!!

  • May 11, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    FETT

    by BanditDarville

    Everything was ATROCIOUS in that flick (except for that Brit chicks tight little ass).

  • May 11, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    JoeD: or maybe some of us hate crap

    by mrgray

    I enjoy Aziz and think the man's funny, but McBride is an idiot who can't ad-lib his way out of a wet paper bag. His version of "improv"ing a line is to shout swear words in the middle. It's the worst kind of 6th grade "look at me" bullshit. As well, moreso than even Will Ferrell you can actually WATCH McBride thinking of his ad-lib before it comes out of his mouth. It's completely unnatural. Why anyone continues to think the man has talent is beyond me. <p> Eastbound and Down is the same bullshit as Foot Fist Way, which is Danny McBride acts like an asshole while everyone around him suffers (or is equally an asshole) and we're supposed to find something about that to identify with. Funny? That's subjective. What ISN'T subjective is that the show requires you to watch this manchild act like an idiot. I deal with enough douchebags in real life, I don't need to spend a half hour with one as the main character of a TV show.

  • May 12, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    mrgray

    by JoeD

    That's cool. If you never liked him, there's nothing wrong with continuing not to like him. But there's a tendency among people here to embrace someone when they aren't quite famous, or on the down and out, and then hate them because they finally hit it big. It happened with just about all of the people I listed above. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but hating someone just because they have mainstream success is completely disingenuous. A bunch of people liked him once because they felt that they were the only people that knew about him, but hate him now because they realized they are just like everyone else. Also, this show doesn't require you to do anything. Why do you keep watching his stuff if you hate him so much? You have obviously seen Foot Fist Way, a bunch of Will Ferrell movies, and Eastbound and Down. If you are convinced you hate this kind of humor, why do you force yourself to watch it all?