Duplass Brothers Set to Write Drug-Trafficking 'Mule' For Todd Phillips
Back in February, we heard about four potential upcoming projects for The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Since the director has announced that the third entry into The Hangover franchise will be the last, he's got his sights set on the years to follow. One of his upcoming projects is Mule, an adaptation of Tony D'Souza's novel of the same name that follows a young couple caught up in the world of trafficking marijuana across the country (or "muling"). Deadline reports that Phillips has found his writers in the form of the Duplass Brothers, indie regulars who are have slowly been stepping into the mainstream lately.
Jay and Mark Duplass have worked with some great people in the past on films like Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, but this writing gig is arguably their most high-profile Hollywood job yet. Todd Phillips' Green Hat Films recently renewed a production deal with Warner Bros., so he's got a bunch of projects on his plate, but teaming with these guys should bring an interesting mix of comedic sensibilities for Mule. As an actor, Mark Duplass will soon be seen in the upcoming drama Your Sister's Sister and the great time travel flick Safety Not Guaranteed which we absolutely loved at Sundance earlier this year.