New Girl’s Jake Johnson and/or Steve Carell to Star as a Mobster Playing Against Type


It was announced Friday night that Johnson with director Max Winkler sold a mob comedy (mobedy) pitch to Warner Bros. Carell is onboard to star, produce, and write the film with Rodney Rothman, who wrote the recently announced Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart buddy cop film. Details about the story haven’t been revealed but one would guess that Carell is either going to play a daft yet powerful mob boss or a powerful yet daft police commissioner and Johnson a gruff yet sensitive detective or a sensitive yet gruff mob enforcer – the combinations are endless! (Well, that’s not true, that presents four combinations but I wanted to exclaim something.) Maybe, if both Rothman’s films go well, they’ll merge the sequels and pit the duo of Johnson and Carell against Rogen and Hart in a battle royal of comedic gun shooting – it would feature a wide variety of yelling.