Mitch Hurwitz Directing Lennon & Garant's 'Guinea Pigging' Comedy

December 11, 2013
Source: THR

Mitch Hurwitz

Even after "Arrested Development" was revived on Netflix earlier this year, there's still rumblings of a movie in the future. However, series creator Mitch Hurwitz will be directing a different feature film comedy before that. THR reports Fox 2000 has picked up a new comedy called Guinea Pigging with Hurwitz attached to direct a script from comedians, Night at the Museum writers and "Reno 911!" creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. The film is based on an article from The New Yorker which chronicled the lives of semiprofessionals who work as test subjects for drug companies, hospitals and universities.

As of now, Guinea Pigging would mark the feature directorial debut of Hurwitz if no other projects come his way before this one gets off the ground. The film is concisely described asa  "sophisticated comedy about a human drug-test subject who volunteers for testing at a pharmaceutical company and experiences unusual side effects.” As of now, the project is just a pitch, and Lennon and Garant still need to write the actual screenplay. This has the potential to be like an Office Space sort of comedy in a completely unexplored arena, and that sounds just fine to us, especially with someone like Hurwitz at the helm. Sound good?

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