Update: Apparently the Los Angeles Times screwed up and Nicholas Stoller is not involved with this project. The Playlist confirms that Akiva Schaffer is attached as the director of this project.
Back in February, it was reported that Jonah Hill and his friend/writing partner Max Winkler (yes, Henry Winkler’s son) sold a spec screenplay called The Adventurer’s Handbook (originally titled Adventurer’s Club) for a seven figure deal to Universal, and that Lonely Island/SNL Digital Shorts director Akiva Schaffer was in talks to direct. Well plans have changed.
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Entertainment Weekly have the only information so far available on Jonah Hill and Max Winkler‘s big payday and the spec script that won them their golden deal. According to their piece, Hill and Winkler (yes, yes, he’s Henry’s son, not the deceased Polish mayor) have reportedly just sold a spec script called Adventurer’s Club for a seven figure sum and after hooking the attention of “multiple studios”.
While two of EW’s sources claim that Universal have sealed the deal, Hill’s people maintain that negotiations are still open – there’s clearly some hype-mongering going down, on somebody’s part. But what’s this script actually about? And is it worth all of the fuss?
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