Jason Segel Joins the Cast of The Adventurer's Handbook
Does this cast seem a bit old to you? Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Jason Segel is the latest to join the cast of The Adventurer's Handbook, the crazy new comedy written by Jonah Hill and Max Winkler that SNL's Akiva Schaffer is directing. The Adventurer's Handbook is the big spec script that Hill and Winkler sold to Universal back in February, about four 20-something guys, who inspired by a book of the same name, set out overseas in search of a mysterious location described in the book. It's apparently going to be an edgy, broad R-rated comedy, which sounds like it could be fun, but I won't hold my breath.
In addition to Jason Segel, who we last saw in I Love You Man and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, both Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman also star. Seems to me we're still missing a fourth big actor who will be a part of this? I wonder who they'll get to spice up the group in that final role. After watching Monster Squad on the big screen just the other day, I started thinking about how we don't see adventure films with a bunch of kids anymore, like The Goonies either. I'm hoping that The Adventurer's Handbook is kind of a current film for those who grew up on Goonies and Monster Squad but tweaked for modern times. I can only hope!