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Duplass Brothers Set to Write Drug-Trafficking 'Mule' For Todd Phillips

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April 26, 2012
Source: Deadline

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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.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    Comedy is hardest genre in my opinion, we can easily terrified,dramatized,enjoyed,or even cry but hard laugh, in comedy genre in old times character was everything,Chaplin and Keaton was unforgettable and universal but in modern days plot is much more important than players, Jim Carey and Steve Carl are likable but not in size of that classic players, I think if Todd Phillis had very good script can win the game but if take lead to actors and not plot,without the balance this movie was doomed.horrible bosses and braidsmaid and little miss sunshine and hangover1 and borat had very good and classic plot and I die to see another good comedy
  • David Banner
    Sorry, I will not watch movies by these guys. First rule of filmschool is what they base their "look" on, the friggin zoom crap is what I am talking about. Feels like driving a car and pumping the breaks slightly every 2 sec for 1h30mins.

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