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'Sarah Marshall' Team Set for Another Collaboration

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Apr 23, 2008 | 5:33am EDT

Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller will once again team with Judd Apatow and Universal pictures for the upcoming comedy Get Him to the Greek.

Variety reports that Apatow stalwart Jonah Hill is attached to star alongside Russell Brand. Both appear in Sarah Marshall, which was released last week.

Stoller will write and direct the film about a fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster (Hill) who is hired to accompany an out-of-control rock star (Brand) from London to a gig at L.A.’s Greek Theater, says Variety.

“During the table read on Sarah Marshall, Jonah and Russell had such a great chemistry,” Stoller told Variety. He described Greek as a very dirty take on Almost Famous. “Even though they are such different actors with different styles, I thought there could be a great buddy comedy there.”

Stoller is also co-writing and will direct the comedy Five-Year Engagement with Jason Segel co-writing and attached to star. Segel also wrote and starred in Sarah Marshall.

Further, the duo of Stoller and Segel are collaborating on The Muppet Movie for Disney.

Hill’s upcoming credits include the comedy This Side of the Truth, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais alongside Jennifer Garner. He will also lend his voice to the animated How to Train Your Dragon.

Brand will next be seen in the Adam Sandler-starrer Bedtime Stories.

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