T.J. Miller to Lead 'Hangover' Writer's Directing Debut 'Road to Nardo'
After writing raunchy comedies such as Road Trip, Old School, Semi-Pro and most recently The Hangover Part II, writer Scot Armstrong is now ready to make his directorial debut with another comedy. THR reports the scribe will be at the helm of Road to Nardo, a comedy about two roommates who go to great and dangerous lengths to save their friend Nardo, who is naked and stranded in Mexico. Sounds like The Hangover meets Road Trip to be honest, but what has me interested in this movie is the casting of T.J. Miller, a fantastic comedian and actor who has been begging to have a lead comedy role like this.
Miller (above) has had great supporting roles in comedies like Extract and She's Out of My League, not to mention brief parts in films like Unstoppable and one hilarious cameo of sorts in Get Him to the Greek. Of course, you may remember Miller better (though without much facetime) as Hud, the man behind the camera in Cloverfield. In the film, the comedian will play a fast-talking and sloppy guy in his 20's who lives to gamble, drink and hook-up but is forced to jump into action when he hears Nardo is in a major bind and recruits his more upwardly mobile roommate for the rescue mission. The story sounds familiar, but hopefully the script delivers some great original comedy and Miller makes it all worthwhile. Sound good?