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'Harold & Kumar Christmas' Director Next Taking a 'Family Getaway'

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November 10, 2011
Source: Heat Vision

Todd Strauss-Schulson

Back in May, before his successful comedy Bad Teacher even hit the theaters, director Jake Kasdan was said to be at the helm of a new action comedy at Warner Bros., but now it seems the studio is interested in the success of a director from their sister company New Line Cinema. Heat Vision has word that A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas director Todd Strauss-Schulson is in talks to direct Family Getaway, the story about a family that discovers its patriarch is an assassin when a rival killer shows up, turning a vacation into a cross-country car chase. National Lampoon's Vacation meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Sounds like fun to me.

The director of this season's holiday comedy has been sending some cool behind-the-scenes stuff our way this week like this fun lipdub featuring the post-production crew and a simple video storyboard that helped plan the awesome showstopper musical sequence featuring Neil Patrick Harris and seeing his passion and enthusiasm for comedy really makes me think he'll be a fast rising name in the comedy directing world. The filmmaker also recently sold an untitled Brazilian adventure comedy which he developed with writer Chris Galleta and will also produce through his Ulterior Productions banner with Mosaic, which, ironically enough, is the same company behind Kasdan's comedy Bad Teacher. And we've gone full circle.

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