'We're the Millers' Director to Helm 'Central Intelligence' Comedy Next
After directing the surprise comedy hit We're the Millers (the film raked in over $269 million on a budget of just $37 million), Rawson Marshall Thurber is heading to the CIA next. THR reports Thurber has been hired by New Line again to direct the spy comedy Central Intelligence, which will reteam him with Ed Helms, who played a slightly goofy drug dealer in the aforementioned 2013 comedy. The project was originally at Universal with Galaxy Quest and RED 2 director Dean Parisot attached to direct, but it was put on hold when The Hangover Part III was added to Helms' schedule. In that time, New Line snatched it up.
The original script comes from Dave Stassen, who has worked on sports shows like "Pardon the Interruption" and "Rome is Burning," and "The Mindy Project" star Ike Barinholtz, but That's My Boy duo Sean Anders and John Morris have touched it up (along with Peter Steinfeld) since it was purchased.. The story follows an accountant who connects with an old friend on Facebook, and is suddenly thrust into the world of international espionage. If Thurber can deliver something as surprisingly good as We're the Millers again, then we should be in for another comedy treat. Interested?